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Re: Accelerated language evolution : a proposed experiment

From:caotope <johnvertical@...>
Date:Saturday, October 29, 2005, 22:35
Alex Fink wrote:

> But this got me thinking about typos which have taken on lives of > their own, so to speak. I can come up with examples of metathesis > ('teh', 'pron' (>'pr0n')) and, well, single replacement ('pwn', > 'filk', 'newsfroup') but can't think of any simple epentheses or > deletions. Can anyone think of any?
For single epenthesis, there's at least "ZOMG", maybe "hai" too (but that can also be analyzed as a loanword from Japanese). Deletion seems to be generally supplainted by abbreviation. John Vertical