Ambishun: I haz it not

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If I had the time/energy/drive, I would really like to do a study on code switching on the internet (in e-mails, chats, facebook walls, etc). Just something I think about from time to time.

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  1. I would find that fascinating.

    My little sister, for example, tends to type like this over aim:

    wer u at?
    wut r u doin?
    im here where u?
    thanx!

    Okay, terrible examples, but it used to be pretty painful. And she’s a very smart girl. Don’t get me wrong, I pull the occasional “u” whilst texting/forgo capitalization…but erghhhh.

    But yes, I would say we all code switch in some way. Get funding to conduct a study somehow. 😉

  2. That would be really interesting.
    Ever been to icanhascheezburger.com? They’ve developed their own dialect and all the comments are written in it :-p Your title made me think of it.

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