LINGUIST List 14.450

Fri Feb 14 2003

Media: AP: Messaging language

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  1. Karen Chung, Media: AP: Messaging language

Message 1: Media: AP: Messaging language

Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 01:58:21 +0800
From: Karen Chung <>
Subject: Media: AP: Messaging language

 There's a feature from AP (Feb 13, 2003) entitled "Linguists Are Mixed
About Text Messages", by Melissa Trujillo. It begins:

 MILWAUKEE (AP) - The text messages on Margarete Stettner's cell phone
are filled with shortcuts - "G2G" for "got to go" and "LOL" instead of
"laugh out loud." The 13-year-old sometimes even slips into text-messaging
lingo in her homework.

 The URL is:

 but it may expire soon, in which case the story may be locatable with a
key word search over Google.

 Karen Steffen Chung

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