Unformatted text preview: still people are naturally good at procrastinating at everything and anything), people abbreviate words or invent acronyms for words to shorten them hence to type faster. I think these phenomena are definitely shaping the language to a very, very large extent. Eventually it will cause (and in fact is causing) generation gaps linguistically. Just like grandmas don’t understand “omg” (oh my god), LOL (laugh out loud), rofl (roll on floor laughing), etc, the list never ends....
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- Spring '12
- Instant messaging, Natalie Yu Anthro