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  • Txtng blamed for decline of French

Comments Jun 1, 2008 7:21 am


Language evolves. New terms survive because they are useful, and it is clear that many abbreviated forms that make texting easier also find uses in email, blogs, print, and sometimes even speech. President Sarkozy will surely discover that trying to redirect the evolution of language is a bit like trying to redirect an avalanche.


p.s., When I was young (back in the 50s), I was often scolded for not using "the King's English".  Lota good that did! Wink

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