There was a commercial on TV last night that cracked me up. There was a mom and a girl (maybe 10-ish) who were arguing about the cell phone bill. The mom was using English and the girl spoke in texting code with subtitles. She managed to have a pretty long conversation without using many whole words besides "is."
I was thinking about that commercial this morning while I did a load of laundry. (Why? I dunno.) And it made me think of the book "1984" by George Orwell. In it the people who are really into the government's culture speak in some sort of gaggling language. I can't think of what it is called, something-speak, but he describes it as kind of a gibberish that shorted words and was supposed to save time.
It is interesting to me how much of that book is happening. We shorten words. Slur them together. Replace them with letters. Guilty.
How about big brother? Can anyone say "cookie?" And I'm not even against cookies. I try to make sure I don't go where I care that anyone sees my cookies. (oh, gross, that wasn't intended, but I'm going to leave it anyway).
I think I need to re-read that book and see what else is going on today.