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Sd English hve txt spk?

June 7, 2010

Where will it all end as the language of Shakespeare and Chaucer goes down the pan of txt spk?

The answer, of course, is that a living language changes and resistance is futile!

Full Times article: Pedants’ revolt aims to protect English from spell of txt spk

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  1. Allie permalink
    June 7, 2010 4:05 pm

    According to David Crystal, txt spk is not even a recent phenomenon after all. It was apparently already in use in Victorian Britain.

    • NAH permalink
      June 10, 2010 8:04 am

      How interesting, Allie. Do you have a reference for David Crystal’s article?

      • Allie permalink
        June 10, 2010 1:46 pm

        Hiya NAH – I don’t have a reference to any particular article, as it was a personal communication, but it’s contained in his book ‘Txtng: The Gr8 Db8’. Here’s a clip of him talking about the book: http://www.meettheauthor.co.uk/bookbites/1780.html

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