A defense of texting against charges that it’s killing the English language
For reasons of my own, I’m not much for texting. I prefer talking on the phone to sending text messages.
A great-nephew of mine once cleverly opined that if cell phones had initially allowed only texting and later provided for voice communication, most kids today would scoff at texting as old-fashioned.
Nonetheless, this lecture on texting by John Hamilton McWhorter, the brilliant American linguist, fascinates me: