Are There Internet Dialects? | PBS Idea Channel

Are There Internet Dialects? | PBS Idea Channel
Are There Internet Dialects? | PBS Idea Channel
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We consider ourselves natives of Internetland, which has made us wonder if there's such a thing as an internet dialect. Is there a common way of communicating through word choice, vocabulary, and how these words are arranged and used? So what is Standard Internet Speak? Acronyms, emoticons, and hashtags? Purposeful misspellings and abbreviations? 

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