The Internet Is Ruining English

// August 23rd, 2007


From today’s Cynopsis:

OMG! Linguists are beginning to fret that online lingo and IM shorthand are beginning to have an adverse effect on the language of Shakespeare and Milton, according to a page one story in The Wall Street Journal. While English has always been an extremely flexible language ? absorbing words from myriad cultures and languages ? online speak presents unique challenges. A lack of agreement on correct pronunciation is one issue.

Looks like the internet is now ruining English as we know it. What’s next?