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Because Internet

By Gretchen McCulloch

Many of us have heard someone grouse about how the internet is “ruining” the English language—and may at one time have agreed with them. But we all know that language evolves, and the internet is just one of the many forces that have shaped the language we know and love. Linguist McCulloch discusses how digital communication—from tweets and texts to memes and emoji—is changing the English language and why that’s a good thing.