Posted by ESC on May 22, 2003
Posted on Thu, May. 22, 2003
A text of the times
Instant messaging's bare-bones lingo spreads wider than the Net
By Stephanie Dunnewind
THE SEATTLE TIMES
As instant messaging becomes more mainstream -- it's predicted to surpass e-mail as an online communications tool by 2005 -- the ramifications might go beyond teen culture.
Already, text lingo is showing up in some student English papers and in dictionaries. Some linguists are hailing it as a hybrid language...
Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader at http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/5900486.htm Accessed on May 22, 2003.
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