Friday, 4 April 2008

The New Language of Texting

I love the way language and the written word evolve. It can be difficult to imagine what ye olde English of Shakespeare or Chaucer have in common with a text message of today ... however I think considering the journey our language has taken is worth a ponder or two!

If you had never taken part in electronic language on email or SMSing it would appear like an entire new language, perhaps even a secret encrypted language, which has emerged overnight in historical terms.

I found a pretty comprehensive collection of the language of the electronic texting age worth have a look at ... I can't wait to see the first "interpreters program" for English to 'Text' emerge!


(c) Pamela Weatherill 2008