How We Speak Internet
Time spent scrolling and typing has shaped our vocabulary. And emoji are just the start.
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On The Gist, Mike Pence and Boris Johnson.
In the interview, it’s internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch on how the language we use has been shaped by the information superhighway—and for starters, people never say “information superhighway” anymore. They also write more (everyone’s a writer on the internet) and less formally, though without shedding whatever regional dialect they may have. McCulloch is the author of Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language.
In the Spiel, the climate change debate.
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Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Pierre Bienaimé.
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