Is twitter changing English?

Tom Zurinskas truespel at HOTMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 18 17:42:04 UTC 2009

I've just seen another "I'll send you an invite" (instead of invitation).  Its 3 times in a row I've seen this recently.  I didn't know it was so common.  It was a twitter related item, from a bulk mailing.  It goes to a lot of people.

Tom Zurinskas, USA - CT20, TN3, NJ33, FL7+
see phonetic spelling

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> Sender: American Dialect Society
> Poster: Dan Goodman
> Subject: Re: Is Tweeter changing English?
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> Joel S. Berson wrote:
>> A friend has asked me if there are any studies on whether, and if so
>> how, Tweeter and other limited-message media have affected other
>> channels of English, spoken or written. Simple opinions are not
>> unwelcome also.
> Correction: Twitter.
> I haven't seen Twitter terms showing up anywhere else online, except in
> reference to Twitter. I've seen text-messaging abbreviations on Usenet
> and in mailing lists, but don't recall which ones.
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