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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
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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