The English Language

1169 WordsMay 10, 20165 Pages
Dictionaries are a part of us, a part of life. The Oxford English Dictionary shares a space on my shelf along with the other fascinating theories of The English Language. Samuel Johnson, a great man, published the first Oxford Dictionary in 1755. After so many years of hard work, why are we trying to ruin our native language through text talk? This dictionary is not only a few pages of words; in fact, it is more useful than any other tool could ever be. Reasons to our language variation can be due to several situations such as: politics, media, education, war and technology. [1] Skimming through a dictionary for a significant word becomes a journey of discovery, making you feel a hundred times more intelligent, than exploring for a word through the internet. The feeling of opening a good paperback book; knowing that you will only read the word you are searching for is hardly usual. Instead, you will feel hundreds of words entering your mind and ultimately it will give you the need to search for the meanings behind these new captivating words. However, the use of a dictionary is becoming less popular throughout schools, everything and everyone is made dependant towards the internet. Who can blame them? The OED is at serious risk of losing its purpose. Is r language changing? You ask. Text talk is aimed at spoken language. First of all, let’s start off with the common initialisms such as ‘brb’, ‘omg and ‘lol’ a few years back I thought that ‘lol’ stood for ‘lots of love’

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