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Subject:Re: once or twice... From:"Pro TechWriter" <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"Laura Lemay" <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com> Date:Tue, 16 Oct 2007 14:56:10 -0400
Way to go on the slam....YOU WIN! Isn't it lovely being right?
On 10/16/07, Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com> wrote:
> 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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