New York Magazine’s latest list of words is a dedication to the ever growing list of words and phrases that’s coming from the linguistically challenging world of Twitter speak.
Written by Stefan Becket and titled The 2013 Twitter Glossary: Tabs, Hatereads, Doge, and More, the short read is a fun way to examine the changing landscape of language on the internet. Take a look at this great sample:
A new type of prepositional phrase, because character limits. Linguists have dubbed this phenomenon the prepositional because, and its versatility makes its widespread adoption “one of those distinctly of-the-Internet, by-the-Internet movements of language.” Basically, because lets you cut to the answer while skipping the explanation — because English.
English has a brand-new preposition, because Internet. http://t.co/iccn7Qo9tX
— The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) November 23, 2013