I read an article tonight from the New York Times, Texting May Be Taking a Toll. While it talked about the physical problems teens are having from too much texting, I started thinking about the changes we’ll see in the English language as a result of all the texting done by teens today.
Will they drop the different spellings of “two,” “to,” and “too” and replace them all with just the number 2? When texting, people use so many shortcuts: 2, r, u, LOL, ROFL. The question is whether or not we will see language change. I realize language is fluid, and has always been going through change, but I’m wondering if the changes we are seeing in text messages will force some drastic changes.
So, 2nite I’m thru here, and I’ll say GN!