Reformed characters

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Staying with recent discussion on the reformation of the rogue that is the English language, this article by Rebecca Onion at Slate reveals a misdemeanor that dates back more than a century, and represented a potential change in the modus operandi of the language. This (then) new trait of abbreviating for the sake of communication technology, may have been the first instance of the controversial ‘Leetspeak‘. Who said it didn’t have form?

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