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Millennials destroyed the rules of written English – and created something better

Mashable

I don’t have a whole lot of explicit life goals, but this is one: Never start complaining about how people younger than me use language. This article gives a fascinating overview on how a new form of written language is being established on the web. «A rulebook which states that deliberately misspelled words and misused grammar can convey tone, nuance, humour, and even annoyance.» One warning before you start reading: Once you’re in the know, you will never again be not conflicted about ending a sentence with a full stop(.)

From Weekly Filet #269, in April 2018.
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