Monday, October 13, 2008

We're Changing the Language Again, rtard

Steadily, common phrases used over the internet have been converted into abbreviations. These abbreviations become acronyms. For example,

Original Phrase/Meaning | Abbreviaton | Pronounced Form
laughing out loud | lol | "lawl"
good game | gg | "jeej"
rolling on the floor laughing | rofl | "roffle"
too long; didn't read | TL;DR | "teal deer"

The process reminds me of cockney, a form of slang which has left a permanent mark on English. I expect something similar to occur from netspeak.


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