The Grammar of Social Media

As technology evolves and words become more commonplace, debates emerge about their actual spelling. Blog author Kerry Jones attempts to do something about that:

New words entering common use but not yet part of mainstream language are called neologisms (impress your next dinner party with that one). It can take years before standards are set for a new word, and even then those rules and suggestions may continue changing. For example, within the last year the Associated Press Stylebook made two notable changes to online terms: e-mail is finally email, and Web site is now website (although the former is still acceptable). 

With the addition of “OMG" to the dictionary, it is hard to imagine what the dictionary of the future will look like. 

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