What do you do when you don’t know a word? Duh, you look in a dictionary or take out your handy pocket dictionary because everyone has those, and then you look up the word. You would only use that method if you’re from the 90’s. In today’s age, we have the internet and google. Instead of taking at least 30 minutes to look up a word, you can take out your phone and in less than two minutes, you have added some new vocabulary to your knowledge. I see myself and many other people searching up words that they don’t know on their cellphones. Instead of wasting time and resources on dictionaries, we already have this thing called Google that makes life easier and it’s free. I don’t think by using Google to look up words is making us stupid. I believe that Google is helping us increase our vocabulary and making it easier to understand people who use big words. Another example of when Google was helpful and made things way easier was when my car was having engine troubles. My brother and I took the car to a mechanic and asked what was wrong with it. The mechanic told us that our sensor was broken and replacing it would cost 160 dollars. We didn’t want to pay so much. So, we bought the part we needed from the mechanic for 60 dollars and we went home and watched YouTube videos. After two hours, we were able to install the part and save about 100 dollars. Google Makes things easier and can save you money. But, not only did it save me money, it also gave me knowledge of my own car.
In the article “Is Google Making Us Stupid,” Nicholas Carr explains how the Internet is somewhat removing the way humans tend to concentrate on certain things. He also explains how people think differently then they usually would because of how the Internet may cause them to view things. Even though the Internet may help in a variety of ways, it does influence the way humans may think and learn as a process together. Carr’s argument is effective because he shows the affect the Internet has on humans in ways such as, not being able to read lengthy articles and books, the use of a type writer, and the lack of his own creditability within the article.
Elliott stated that “google” word has turned out to be a generic name for “the act” of searching the internet., i.e., a verb.
“ I got my dog back, in African-American language, your dog means your passion your fire”, was the words Deion Sanders spoke and lived by. Within the world of language
The subject of how technology is changing written English is a touchy subject; many people believe that our current technology is allowing us to become lazy. Text messaging being the ultimate reason we are taking so many short cuts when it comes to writing proper English. There are so many abbreviated words and meanings in text messaging, I sometimes find myself confused when I receive messages from people that I have to google what they are trying to say. I don’t want to respond and assume I know what they are trying say.
Namely, the internet provides millions of people access to nearly every inch of the world, thus exposing gamers, bloggers, and mere web browers to foreign sources. As a result, English, whether intentionally or not, borrows words from these sources to the point that dictionaries struggle to keep up. For example, an American online poker player explained how his opponent, a Romanian, used the term fish ‘a bad poker player who gets lucky’. Donkey already held the same meaning in English, but this American player began to use fish with other American players, therefore spreading its use (Millward 325-326). Furthermore, heavy immigration prevents English purification efforts as well. In the 19th century, German immigration to the United States increased, contributing educational loanwords such as semester and kindergarten, food and beverage terms like pretzel and lager, and accordion and yodel for music. An influx of Yiddish-speaking Jews also introduced familiar words like bagel, pastrami, and matzo (Millward 326-327). Immigrants continue to flock to the United States from all over the world, bringing their vocabulary with them and consequently squelching purification attempts. Finally, the constant “exchanges of products, information, and research” have contributed to certain cultures gaining recognition for their successes, leading English to adopt words that reflect such achievements. For example, France is famous for its so-called superiority in fashion and food, so we see loanwords such as chef, gourmet, and restaurant, as well as blouse, lingerie, and suede in English (Millward 325). Therefore, modern global communication prevents English purification and renders any attempt ineffective, for loanwords continue to enter the language at significant
bilingual’s be aware of the code-switching that occurs during online communication via social networking website. As a result, code-switching can be used to obtain positive effects in online conversation by bilinguals such as to express group solidarity, establish goodwill and emphasize a point as mentioned by
A controversial topic in the english language is how the internet changed language. Some ways that the internet has changed the english language is by adding new words and phrases to the english language vocabulary, another way the internet has changed the english language is by creating more english speaking people from around the world that learned english online, the last way the internet has changed the english language is by adding different “dialects” for different social media and blogging sites.
I will analysing two articles one of them being John Humphry’s article “I h8 txt msgs: how texting is wrecking our language” and David Crystal “2b or not 2b” analysis of text messages looking at what kind of language do they use and other kind of language devices.
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak worked together to create one of the largest companies in the world today: Apple. How did they do it? Communicating with each other, Wozniak would figure out the tech necessary to create their latest product and Jobs would overlook the business. As the company grew, Steve would also have to communicate with others. With his personality and his forcefulness, he pushed the advancement of technology to the limit and is arguably the main person responsible for how far the world has progressed in about twenty years. No matter the scale, from exchanging stories with a friend to creating an international company like Apple, language creates connections and benefits individuals and groups of
Deutscher, G. (2010). Through the language glass: Why the world looks different in other languages. New York: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Co.
Brad watched as wine poured from a precarious height into his glass, generating turbulence but
In today’s world Internet has become one of the most important mediums of communication. It has become the lifeline of our survival. It has removed the entire social, economic and physical barrier and has immense effect on our day to day activity.
Language is important because it's one of the main ways to communicate and interact with other people around us. It keeps us in contact with other people. English language is an example for the importance of a language because it is the international language and has become the most important language to people in many parts of the world. It is most widely used in communicating around the world, Also it is spoken as the first language in many countries. English is playing a major role in many sections like education, medicine, engineering and business. There are many reasons that makes English is the most important language in the world.
On average, around one thousand words are added to the dictionary every year (OxfordWords Blog). Another astonishing fact is that there are over one million words in the English language (The Global Language Monitor). This is difficult for me to fathom, considering my own vocabulary is a small fraction of this (to prove my point, I struggled to spell the word vocabulary, thank God for spell check). Anyways, to get to the point I’m trying to make, with all these words that are already in existence, how am I going to come up with my own unique word? Well, I am glad to report that I have an answer (due to the fact that this assignment is a big part of my grade and I would receive an F if I didn’t turn in something). I’ve decided that the best way to impart my knowledge unto you, my readers, is by providing a top notch definition for such a top notch word. And behind every creation is a muse, and I feel that my inspiration is key to understanding why my word deserves an entire paper about it. With that, let’s dive in with learning more about the word…