Thanks to the internet (and Bill Gates), a whole new language is forming. Many people don’t approve of this because it’s practically butchering the English language. In some cases I agree, but then again, it seems like the human evolution continuing to me. Things evolving usually means they’re being improved right? Maybe these changes and abbreviations aren’t the best, but whether you love them or hate them, they’re occurring right in front of you.
My biggest annoyance with the changes is the fact “omg” and “lol” have been added into the dictionary. You have so many eloquent words on these pages and then you go and add something ridiculous like that? It almost seems like a disgrace to the people who helped create our languages.
Danisnotonfire on Youtube, along with his friends, Jack and Finn, have created a little “how to” video for those who may not be well-versed when it comes to the ways of the internet. Some of these were ones I didn’t even know existed. At the same time, there were a couple I know quite a lot about.
Fan bases of shows or movies, also known as “fandoms”, have create something called “shipping”. No, you’re not putting something or someone in a box and mailing them away. Shipping is when you take two (or more) people who you’d like to see together and give them a “ship name”. Brangelina (Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie) could be an example of a ship name.
In Harry Potter, people “shipped” Dramione (Draco Malfoy and Hermione Granger) or Drarry (Draco Malfoy and Harry.) Vampire Diaries fans have something called “ship wars” where they feud about their desired ship. The two most commonly argued about are Stelena (Stefan Salvatore and Elena Gilbert) and Delena (Damon Salvatore and Elena Gilbert).
There is no denying that the internet has its own language. Some of the words or phrases may not make sense unless you’re someone who’s involved, but they still exist.
For those who are frequent users of the internet? What lingo were you already familiar with? Did you learn anything new? Let us know in the comments below!