Friday, December 12, 2008

I Think I'm Missing The Point

Technology is driving the creation of new slang. In mobile-phone inspired speak, what does "book" mean?

A: Cool

B: Trendy

C: Attractive

The answer was A

Slang lexicographer Jonathon Green says the new words represent the influence of technology coupled with current events. He says many new language terms are being driven by the young. "Book" now actually means "cool" because it is the word that predictive text suggests when users type the letters for "cool".

So.....predictive text works by suggesting words that begin with letters other than the one you have typed ? How would that be a benefit ? Or am I just a dinosaur.

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