Netymology: Internet English

“Is internet English debasing the language?” Guardian journalist Steven Poole asked in a recent article: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/booksblog/2013/may/28/internet-english-debasing-language-steven-poole

Is it really? Steven Poole certainly does not think so. How about you? Do you know your memes from your LOLs? Check out this very short video clip (BTW, FYI, IMHO the rest of this series on the history of the English language is a worthwhile watch as well!)

If you want to know more about some of the neologisms that the internet has brought about, Tom Chatfield, the author of Netymology: From Apps to Zombies: A Linguistic Celebration of the Digital World (2013) compiled a list of the ten best words the internet has given us: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/apr/17/tom-chatfield-top-10-internet-neologisms

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One Response to Netymology: Internet English

  1. simplysamone says:

    Reblogged this on I'm Simply Saying.

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