Re: "Grammar Stinks."

Subject: Re: "Grammar Stinks."
From: dan -dot- charles -at- tyson -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 08:23:56 -0600

<greg holmes wrote>
> Maybe. I see this bandied about as inevitable, but I
> dunno.
> I mean, drastically abbreviating words would have had the
> same supposed benefits in the past, whether using
> typewriters, pen/paper, or papyrus. It would have been
> faster and cheaper, for those used to it. Yet it didn't
> happen, not in the wholesale way ircspeak is supposed to
> r001 us all soon. So my crystal ball is still cloudy on
> this point ... ;)
</greg holmes wrote>

One of the factors that may make ircspeak different is that a greater
percentage of the population had access to the environment while the
dialect was being developed.

Dan Charles
IS Technical Writing and Training
Tyson Foods, Inc.
dan -dot- charles -at- tyson -dot- com

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