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Teh Intarweb, mostly

I made another new icon, from a pic from cuteoverload again. Hee.

Does anyone know where I could find an up-to-date scholarly (or scholarly-ish) paper about internet language use, whether it's a proper dialect, and so on? I predict many more arguments in my future about my adoption of internet slang, which people seem to object to far more than swearing, general geek slang, Scottish dialect, media or TV-spread slang or any of the other ways I like to flavour my language.

Also on that topic, this post about Orly the snowy owl is very, very funny - if you know what it's riffing on. (It does post links to tell you if you don't.) [Already been on theferrett and metaquotes among others, so some of you will have seen it - story's been updated since the weekend, though.] Far too many brackets there, sorry.

Serenity on the big screen was cool! It was pretty busy, too - I'd say about 75% full which isn't bad for a 6-month-old genre film on a Tuesday night. We had to sit right in the front row, so I could barely see both sides of the screen at once. But it was great, and now I have pick'n'mix. And am going to go and read the last two Narnia books - I've read the previous four over the last two nights. (I read Magician's Nephew at Christmas, and then never got round to LWW and the rest.)


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Apr. 12th, 2006 03:09 am (UTC)
HA! That's brilliant. I hope the name gets adopted!
Apr. 12th, 2006 06:06 am (UTC)
Internet language... that's an interesting point. I'd be inclined to think of it as a slang rather than a dialect (with no pejorative meaning attached to either word), since it is international rather than regional. If I spot anything on it, I'll let you know.
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