There! That’s done it! Fuss-pot grammarian has headed a post with text-speak!
Years ago, a certain Mr Burton ( not this one ; the other one ) referred to the growing tendency of some journalists and other writers to “…slide into ‘telegramese’…”, his term for what he saw as a sloppiness of expression. I agreed with him, but I wish now I could have given him greater argument just to keep listening to that voice!
I’ve bemoaned the loss of language in general and some words in particular, while recognising that we must accept some change. Let’s call it “growth” since that’s what it really is. I just wish it was not so rapid. Words on steroids, maybe?
I just noticed that something has broken the web of the spider the cats mentioned yesterday. I wonder if it will be replaced and, if so, how long that will take. I’d like to sit and watch, but I’m due to meet a friend in half an hour. We’re going to have an up close and personal look at a travelling exhibition of the CD Print Exchange, in which we both have work. It will be great to see every print “live” even though we have a CD of the images.