Thursday, January 04, 2007

IM - ur friend?

Teachers are naturally finding themselves second language learners as they cope with students' use of IM lingo in class, in emails, and in academic papers. This article on IM in schools from The Washington Post (linked in today's NCTE Inbox) discusses the problem. My problem? I need a glossary. Here's a very brief one for teens with directions for burning CD's. Here's another extensive Net Lingo listing which includes an interesting disquisition into the diffferences between acronyms and shorthand (and how they are pronounced) - ex. Radar is pronounced ray-dar whereas LOL is pronounced ell-oh-ell. If you are not already LOL, then BRB.


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