DailyDirt: Technology Is Changing The Way We Talk Because Internetz, LOL

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Sometimes we can’t even agree on the definitions of words, so it’s not too hard to find examples of changes in communication technologies altering how we use words. Text messages on phones have made us lazy to spell words correctly or to spell out entire words or common phrases. Language is inherently flexible, and here are just a few ways some parts of our language have changed.

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Automatic Grammatizator says:

Re: You kids don't have complete thoughts. Because.

Stop slitting your wrists with Occam’s Razor! It’s supposed to be used to trim the fat from ideas so they don’t get weighed down or become redundant. It’s not supposed to be used to keep someone stupid by feeding them an overly simplistic view of the world.

Androgynous Cowherd says:

And then...

And then there’s LOLOLOLOL. Laughing Out Loud Out Loud Out Loud Out Loud? Not to mention LOOOOOOOOL. Indications that “LOL” is mutating from being a shorthand for a phrase to being a word with its own morphological rules, representing a sound effect. Which makes “LOLOLOLOL” rather redundant with the original “Hahahahaha”.

Rekrul says:

Don’t forget that apparently you can now make any word past tense by adding “ed” to the end of it. “Sleeped”, “drived”, “thinked”, etc.

Also, it seems that “of” has (haved?) now become an acceptable substitute for “have” when following the words “could”, “should” and “would”.

Plus “your” and “you’re” are now interchangeable, as are “their”, “there” and “they’re”.

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