“Language changes — and should — because it is as alive as its speakers and writers. It is stifling or bad only when unclear, mediocre, false or wholly devoid of creative imagination. That may apply to some texting and e-mail, but not all.”
—Toni Morrison, poet and author and national conscience, 2008 (Thanks to alert WORDster Steve Marston)
• Editorial Comment: The literature of texting. Maybe if Toni Morrison’s doing it.
PeezPix by Ted Pease
In the Woods
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