spotlight on Grammar

••NEW•• Grammar Girl Episode 366 — The ubiquitous slash symbol

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“This is a really interesting development, because although English often gets new verbs and nouns, it’s rare for English to get a new conjunction…”—Mignon Fogarty

Mignon Fogarty, aka Grammar Girl, looks at some strange, recent developments in the use of the slash symbol (/). This leads to a general discussion of how texting has affected English in ways that are counterintuitive to the “it’s abbreviating us to death” argument. Listen slash learn slash be amazed!

Find it here.

[Runtime: 11 min]

masthead background: cap and tassel clipart, by Krzysiu Jarzyna | Source | CC

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