Is text-speak really teh sux0r?

John McWhorter, a linguist, has a great TED Talk on the subject of "texting grammar" and how it compares to the traditional written word. It's easy to dismiss the evolving style, but McWorter's perspective just might change your mind. And we all know that technical writing is a bastion of old-school style.

The talk, "Txtng is killing language. JK!!!," is discussed (and embedded) at John August's Writing vs. Speaking.

Posted: May 5, 2013 link to this item, Tweet this item, respond to this item