How the internet is changing language as we know it

An interview with Gretchen McCulloch, author of 'Because Internet.'

Jan 18, 2021, 9:28 am

Internet Culture


Matt Silverman

If you're concerned that LOLspeak and text messages are ruining language, fear not, grammar nerds!

This week on 2 GIRLS 1 PODCAST, Alli and Jen speak with linguist, author, and fellow podcaster Gretchen McCulloch, who says we are living in a special time for informal written language.

McCulloch explains why the internet is changing language and culture in unprecedented ways, how regular people solved the 500-year-long quest for written sarcasm, and why post cards from George Harrison look like your dad's text messages.

We're also big fans of her book, Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language.

Listen to episode 160 of #2G1P here:

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*First Published: Jan 18, 2021, 9:28 am