Texting Is Wrecking Our Language Analysis

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How Texting Is Wrecking Our Language. [John Humphry’s] In this reading John Humphry’s graciously explains his old school approach to texting, and also his dislike of it as well. Humphry’s has many ideas in his writing that I can relate too some that I can not. He writes that the OED is something that he holds close to his heart, and that the OED is a useful tool. During this read I felt as if he had written it as a conversation that he had had with my dad. It took more than 15 years to get my dad to get a cell phone much less send a text, and still after purchasing the latest smart phone for my dad. One that will text for him if he would speak into it as if he was having a conversation. He will not use the phone except for that a phone. Although, …show more content…
That is where we get these crazy abbreviations. TTFN, Ta,Ta for now, TTUL talk to you later or even LOL which we all know as Laughing out Loud. Here is one of the most obscure text abbreviations I have seen. GD&RF Grinning, Ducking and Running Fast. I agree with Humphry’s on this one. There is not any time savings when a person has to use a search engine to find out what someone’s cute idea is saying. Humphry’s refers to this as being “a fuddy-duddy.” The English language has changed through the years. Words that meant one this a hundred years ago probably does not have the same meaning. “One of the joys of the English language and one of the reasons it has been so successful
In spreading across the globe is that it is infinitely adaptable.” This is a true statement I think he called it Americanism. Here in the US there are so many different ways we say things, and they all have the same meaning. Take Euphemism’s they replace possible offensive language by masking them. Just an example Enhanced Interrogation really means Torture. One more neutralizing the target. That is a less offensive was the military uses to say killing someone.
Our language as a whole is a cobble up mess, and is difficult for others to grasp large assortment of innuendos, euphemisms in the English vernacular. There is a slight problem with texting are in

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