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Mind language in your short message

Tweeting: In its relatively short life-span, researchers say that technology has had a more profound effect on the English language than any other event in the history of mankind. Photo/REUTERS
Tweeting: In its relatively short life-span, researchers say that technology has had a more profound effect on the English language than any other event in the history of mankind. Photo/REUTERS 

I feel like strangling a friend for continually using badly spelled SMS language.

This means that she abbreviates every word where possible, so that reading a note from her means wading through a number of words that are missing their vowels or that have to be said out loud in order to be understood as English.

Her use of “ha” in the place of “her” is particularly annoying.

Affecting our language