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Published on Aug 6, 2014

We consider ourselves natives of INTERNETLAND, which made us wonder if there's such a thing as an internet dialect. Not pronunciation, per se (since we type in these here parts), but a common way of communicating through word choice, vocabulary, and how these words are arranged and used. So what is Standard Internet Speak? Acronyms, emoticons, and hashtags? Purposeful misspellings and abbreviations? IS IT EVEN A THING?!?!? Watch the episode and find out!

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Study Guide:

Internet Linguistics: A Student Guide by David Crystal

A Companion to Linguistic Anthropology by Alessandro Duranti

Communities of Practice, Where language, gender, and power all live by Penelope Eckert

Netlinguistics and English for Internet Purposes by Santiago Posteguillo

Communities of Practice, Learning Media and Identity by Etienne Wenger

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Assets:

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http://www.fairymagic.me/2014/02/

1:49
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q66gN...

2:33
http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/07...

2:56
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLiB0...

3:46
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/literally

4:24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ruJB...

4:51
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks...

5:35
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po3hu...

5:43
http://imgur.com/gallery/N2PYK8S

5:50
https://www.msu.edu/~hartsar1/eckertm...

6:29
http://geek-news.mtv.com/2013/05/07/t...

6:37
https://twitter.com/captainrachael

7:05
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u8HQ...

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COMMENTS

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"Anti Vanishing Spray" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
"Tarty Prash" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
"Carry on Carillon" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
"Uptown Tennis Club" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
"Squarehead" by Roglok (http://www.roglok.net)
"Dream Of Autumn" by Night Shift Master
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"Insert Toy For Coin" by Eatme (http://eatme.pro/music/)
"Dizor" by Outsider
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