A Glossary of Netspeak and Textspeak

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Have you been flamed recently? Or pinged? Or felt 404? This exciting glossary provides all the answers. It includes an A to Z of the jargon entering the English language with the rise of the Internet and cell phone technology, and it gives a dictionary-style treatment of those Internet terms that have begun to change their meaning in colloquial speech. Entries include illustrations showing contemporary usage, helping you to participate in the cool communication of the electronic age.

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David Crystal is the author of Language and the Internet and more than fifty books on the English language and linguistics, as well as being a dictionary writer. He has been a consultant, contributor, or presenter on several radio and television programs, including the BBC program "The Story of English."

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"A delightful little book for scholars and general readers alike." -- Choice



"If your goal is to keep pace with the trends in Internet language, this book is a must-have." -- Dave Dowling, Technical Communication, May 2006

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