The Kirkwood Call

Loving online linguistics

Loving online linguistics

Michael Teasdale, in-depth editor

May 18, 2017

English officially died the day the first text message was sent Dec. 3, 1992. Yes, it’s tragically hard to fathom, but the awful twisting of proper language sparked by the invention of the internet and texting is sending grammar and spelling protocol into the clouds. Only the most senile of people wo...

Lamenting our language

Lamenting our language

Annie O'Brien, features writer

May 18, 2017

I look at my phone screen and cringe when I read “idk rn but ill txt u ltr.” First of all, punctuation has been part of the English language since around 400 A.D., according to The English Project, not to mention that reading in all lowercase letters with half the words spelled wrong is simply confusing. While the internet pro...

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