Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Oct 13 19:24:48 UTC 2010

It wasn't till I got to the end that it became clear that the blog -
excerpts below - had been written by a native speaker of English.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"––a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
–Mark Twain

Apple’s anti-porn _cabal_ has been granted another victory.

_Apple has been approved a patent_.

... commonly used by _the Generation Y_ to get their groove on. ...
they _are not always knowing_ that they are engaging in an illegal

Although the patent doesn’t specifically _call out_ ’sexting’ ...

These techniques also may be used, in accordance with _instructional
embodiments_, to require the _administered devices_ to include certain
text in messages. These _embodiments_ might, for example, require that
a certain number of Spanish words per day be included in e-mails for a
child learning Spanish.

Gawker [i.e. the bloggerr: Zack Whittaker, BA (Hons) in Social Policy,
University of Kent] considers this patent almost useless, _with those
who want to send these kinds of messages resorting to making a phone
call instead_. Yet, _as anyone will know who has sent a raunchy text
message before, the reason it is written down is because it’s socially
awkward saying it directly to them_ - especially if you are in the
very beginning stages of a ‘relationship’. Plus, _the traditional
phone call are in decline_ with _the younger generations_ today_,_
opting for social media and instant messaging instead.

The American Dialect Society -

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