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Patty

Posted by Enlish-language expressions post-literacy on June 24, 2001

Well, all you fellow relishers of the English language... Anybody got a good idea of what is likely to happen with post-literacy? What will happen to the rich heritage of English words, phrases, expressions, metaphors, similes, maxims, and so on.... now that our kids are entranced by computer graphics, video games, television, "awesome" special-effects movies, techno & hip-hop CDs...?

And is our world going all electrons & silicon, and forgetting the fragrance of flowers, the buzzing of bees, the croaking of frogs, the freshness of sweet air, the swiftness of the fox, love in May, the rightness of rain? What might *that* mean for language? - Patty