How MySpace Is Destroying Language
After my previous posts on language where several commenters pointed out that language is an evolving thing and that I don't get it and I retorted that it's my blog and I'll be a curmudgeon if I want to (Ed Note: not exactly an intellectual conversation), digg.com linked to an unscientific analysis of how MySpace is a failure of humanity. My favorite part:
MySpace has created a safe haven for a scary phenomenon. It fosters a snowballing language deterioration led by the youth. New dialects and minimalist communication conventions appear among friend groups. While I know there’s no ‘one American dialect’ and I can’t force my opinions on what communication is, I do know that the development of minimalist text message-like language on the web is about five steps back from the middle ages.
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