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Unformatted text preview: but also phrases and sayings are being abbreviated like NBD, no big deal. I hear and see multiple times a day LOL, LMAO, OMG, TTYL, fo sho, and many other slang words being spoken and typed by fellow students. All of these abbreviations and shortening of words is useful and even efficient one may say for things like texting and emailing, but I see it as the death of language as we know it. These language changes have happened right before my eyes and ten years ago I couldn’t tell you a well known abbreviation other than RSVP to be honest. At this rate, who knows how many words and sayings will be abbreviated by the time I am raising my own children. Will I someday read my child a book that has the abbreviation LOL in it? It would be sad if that was someday a reality, but the English language could be preserved. If all these modernizations were kept only for electronics and we kept the language alive and well in spoken and formal word it will live on and most likely prosper....
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2011 for the course WRIT 1 taught by Professor Avery during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.
- Spring '08