--- In email@example.com, Patrick Kennedy <pbjk2004@...> wrote:
> Texting-Speak might not form the best basis for an argument in favour of a
> linguistic free for all. It is so limited in its capabilities and nuances that
> it really doesn't require rules or standards. Call me back when someone writes
> the Great English Novel in Text-Speak and we'll discuss this further.
All these worries are unfounded, in my opinion. The population at large tends to be extremely conservative as regards language. If there is a problem, it's the pollution by vacuous jargon, not some kids sending text messages in what is obviously a specific shorthand.
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