The other day, my mouth was agape with awe when I learned of all the texting acronyms associated with love. And, um, sex.
What artistic mind could have concocted the abbreviation "D46" to signify "Down For Sex"? Which can be used as a question, as well as a command.
And yet a researcher at the University of Calgary has disabused my notion that texters are the linguistic liberals of tomorrow.
For, as the Calgary Herald spells it out, deeply committed texters are deeply conservative when it comes to words.
What linguistics student Joan Lee discovered was … Read more