Re: once or twice...

Subject: Re: once or twice...
From: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>
To: Pro TechWriter <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 11:08:09 -0700

Pro TechWriter wrote:
> It's called LEET Speak.

No, its not. l33t is a very different dialect from IM, and gamer jargon
overlaps both. lolcats constructions have seeded all of them recently,
although the phenomenon seems to be waning with overuse.

Internet and text messaging dialects may be linguistically interesting,
but everyone knows what real writing looks like by the time they exit
grade school (let's all light a candle for the hardworking grade school
english teachers right now).

If you're seeing IM constructions in professional resumes, that just
makes it extra-easy to screen those candidates into the round file.
Buh-bye! Thanks for playing!



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