Friday, January 17th, 2014

Words Shortened

Here's a little dictionary of Twitter abbreviations that also functions as an illustration of how we are getting stupider in real time.


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notquitethere (#257,448)

My guess would be that the clipped words also reflect the tweeters verbal idiolect, with the predilection for short-form social media fuelling a mutually-reinforcing cycle of reductive slang in both their online and offline speech.

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