Re: RARA-AVIS: Language is . . .

From: jacquesdebierue (
Date: 04 Aug 2010

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    --- In, 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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