Chat speak, tech talk and emoji’s

Chat speak, tech speak, short cuts wreaking havoc on the english language? Or perhaps another link back to the caveman? Recently, diet gurus have urged us to turn back time to replicate the culinary lifestyles of those wandering the earth thousands of years ago. Now it seems, our form of communication appears to be heading that way to, as we look to reduce the time laboured practise of writing full words and replace them instead with quick symbols and emojis in order to communicate.

Whilst this chat speak has been evolving for a while now, the take up of ‘lol’ and ‘omg’ by the majority of the population, has required the youth of today to seek more allusive short cuts to bamboozle their parents.  So here are a few of the newer chat speaks appearing on the instant message and social media feeds of young people today and a few emoji’s translated for those still a little unsure

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