Textspeak is Streamlining Language. Not Ruining it. txt msgs r running language *ruining ^lol, jk!! Emoticons and symbols aren't ruining language – they're revolutionizing it txt msgs r running language *ruining ^lol, jk!! :) In many casual discussions of language and the internet, it’s not uncommon to hear about how such “textspeak ruins language” – how technology has made everybody lazy with their speech and writing. Structure of speech This web page is intended for students who are following GCE Advanced level (AS and A2) syllabuses in English Language. This resource may also be of general interest to language students on university degree courses, trainee teachers and anyone with a general interest in language science. For a more detailed explanation, see the guide to Pragmatics on this site. Introduction
92 Teen Text Terms Decoded for Confused Parents Not so long ago, most teenagers’ text messages read to other people like a jumble of seemingly disconnected letters, numbers, and odd punctuation. Using a combination of shortened words, creative spellings, and a liberal sprinkling of unusual punctuation, teen text message mavens created their own form of language — so-called text speak (a term itself boiled down to “txtspk”). These days, teens are texting more than ever, but the advent of QWERTY smartphone keyboards, predictive text, autocorrect, and the removal of message character limits should allow young social butterflies the opportunity to type full, real words. However, the confusing shorthand continues to live on anyway. Pink Slip Emoji? Houston Rockets Fire Social Media Manager After Controversial Tweet The NBA’s Tuesday night emoji controversy spilled into Wednesday. The Houston Rockets, whose Twitter account posted a tweet that got everyone’s attention during Game 5 of a Western Conference first-round series against the Dallas Mavericks, fired the person who ran the account. On the day after the tweet in question — which was subsequently deleted — the Rockets dismissed their digital communications manager Chad Shanks, whose attempt at damage control was as good as one could have expected, given the situation.
Rhetoric Rhetoric Rhetoric is the study of effective speaking and writing. "That form of speaking which has the intention of making an impact upon, persuading, or influencing a public audience." Rhetorical devices are frequently used consciously in advertising and in public speeches to create an effect. Guess The Emoji Are you ready for a guessing game like none other?!The ONE AND ONLY Guess The Emoji will entertain you for hours! Our kid and family friendly game tests your logic and reasoning skills to solve simple (and sometimes hard!) Emoji puzzles! You'll be presented with a screen displaying some emojis - what is it that these emoticons are describing?! Humanising Language Teaching Magazine for teachers and teacher trainers Daniela Tomatis, Italy Daniela Tomatis is a teacher at Scuola Media Villanova Mondovì, Cuneo, in the north of Italy. She is interested in vocabulary teaching and memory techniques. She enjoys trying new activities. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Menu