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  • Mar 26, 2012
  • 10:52 AM

The Pros and Cons of Cyber-English

David Gelernter / The Wall Street Journal
Social networking, texting, email and digital messages have borrowed the keys to the English language and are joy-riding all over the landscape, smashing body panels and junking up the fancy interior. Many thoughtful people are worried. But it's good for English to get shaken up occasionally—by people who are using it in new ways, not by academics ordaining from on high.

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