Have you ever heard someone say ‘O – M – G’ instead of ‘Oh, my god!’? And, if so, what did you think at that moment? Professor David Crystal says in this article that the internet gives us the ability to “explore the written language in a creative way.” He’s pro-chatspeak. But the negative argument is that e-English becoming part of spoken language is a downfall to our language as a whole. I must admit it sounds quite strange to hear someone say “sad-face” instead of “oh, that’s sad” but our language is simply a common means to get others to understand us, isn’t it? We’ve come up with words to use which convey what we mean but they are still only symbols. Symbols that are in constant flux. There for interpretation, consideration and revision. Ttyl.