How Texting Twisting the English Language? [INFOGRAPHIC]
Texting is a common way of our lives through which we interact with each other through our mobile devices nowadays. But the words like OMG, HRU, LOL are the new creations purely based on texting which are really damaging and twisting English language.
Now nobody cares about the correct words, spellings and grammar in expressing his views in English. Abbreviations are replacing the original words and it seems that almost within next 20 years, we will have forgotten correct English language both in writing and verbal forms of expression. So English will be eliminated by such kind of abbreviated language in our daily communication in near future.
Recently an Internet education portal OnlineSchools.com reviewed at the entire trend and it came up with some interesting findings via foundations including the British Journal of Psychology, the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and PBS.
Among the more interesting tidbits they report: An estimated 8 trillion text messages were sent in 2011, and 95% of cellphone owners between the ages of 18 and 29 send texts. A 17-year-old in Wisconsin even took home $50,000 this year for flawlessly typing a 149-character message in just 39 seconds. Several texting terms have made their way into the hallowed Oxford English Dictionary, and with good reason — 97% of 18- to 24-year-olds who own a cellphone text daily.
As we are mourning on the distortion of English language through texting, it should be noted that British politician Winston Churchill apparently accepted the first OMG in 1917.
Here’s the full OnlineSchools’ infographic showing how Texting twisting the English language?