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Texting Can Have A Negative Effect On Linguistics
2012-02-17 09:03:20

A new study finds that people who send frequent text messages may have linguistic problems when trying to interpret and accept words. The study, conducted by Joan Lee, M.A. of University of Calgary, revealed that people who texted more were less accepting of new words. And those who read more traditional print media such as newspapers and magazines, were more accepting of the same words. For the study, Lee asked university students about their reading habits, including text messages,...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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