This was a fascinating read. I'm currently reading CS Lewis' The Abolition of Man (ha! is it Lewis' or Lewis's ;-) ) I don't really have an agenda for this thread, other than that we should introspectively reflect on how oneself uses these mediums of meaning. My tenative hypothesis is that the corruption of language is inevitable. Worthy goals include preserving our language (reasonably) but more importantly preserving the meaning conveyed in the language. Since the evolution of language is inevitable, in order to convey the same meaning to the next generation, it is reasonable to re-word, re-phrase and re-elaborate the ideas we want to pass on to the next generation. Preservation of meaning is what is important. I propose that to resist the evolution of language is to eventually make oneself into a relic whose communication of meaning is, to the next generation, meaningless or confusing. Brainstorming thoughts came up with these possible discussion topics: texting and IM: the use of abbreviations and substitutions and even emoticons (artifacts used to communicate meaning) :wavey:KJVO controversy: some insist on resisting the evolution of language due to certain theological/philosophical reasons. As language continues to change the KJVo's will continue to be marginalized.I'm sure there are more but I've gotta get to work!