This week's Computeractive mag has a topical article styled " Is the
Internet killing off English".
[No, not THE English :-)]
A UK marketing consultancy report says that emails are having a drastic
efect on the English language.
Apparently 79% of companies are now using email as their primary form of
communication, and a more casual attitude is being adopted with many
traditional rules and customs disappearing.
Punctation is less important, the apostrophe has virtually gone altogether,
spelling mistakes are quite acceptable , proper nouns without the initial
capital letter, forget Dear Sir/Madam etc etc.
New words are appearing all the time with the addition of suffixes[cyber?],
hyphens are being dropped in favour of internet style compound words e.g
They have christened this "new language" --- *Weblish*.
I like this Weblish idea, look forward to seeing some more innovative
examples of compound genwords onlist in future !
Could even try scrapping the spaces between the words............
And what about Welsh Weblish, hmm
Anyone using using commas and full stops is definitely a cissie
As for emoticons -gross
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