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Y would u want 2 read a txt like ths Isnt that sentence choppy and obnoxious to read This is why many people choose not to partake in such writing we call texting lingo Texting lingo is a combination of acronyms abbreviations and emoticons put together to create a text or instant message Its popularity sprouted with the technology craze we all remember and those awful flip phones that took forever to text on The lingo made texting a faster and easier way to communicate but it also created confusion with users The more modern version of a cell phone such as an IPhone or Android makes texting much easier and the lingo is no longer necessary Although its popularity seems to be diminishing texting and Internet lingo has made both positive and negative impacts on the English language writing skills and communicationThe English language no matter how hard it is to learn and master is an art form that has been passed along for countless generations it has evolved over the years and many authors believe that texting and internet lingo might create dramatic changes to the language itself This topic was called to attention in Ammon Sheas article The Keypad Solution when he informs the reader that no other spelling system has had as much of an impact on the English language as texting lingo He thinks this is most likely due to its major popularity This article was written in 2003 and seems to be slightly outdated because texting lingo has declined in popularity because of technological advances Frequent texters typically lack in their variety of formal vocabulary because texting conversations are usually informal and improper this poses a problem in the professional world where formal proper writing is required in the majority of positions As Amy Harmon describes in Internet Changes Language for texting lacks polish and formal organization therefore it must only be used in personal
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