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LOL is its own language: Q&A with John McWhorter

LOL is its own language: Q&A with John McWhorter

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Kids these days are “speaking” a new language, right under our noses and literally right under the table. But is texting making us dumber? No, says John McWhorter, Associate Professor at Columbia University and Contributing Editor at The New Republic. In his talk from TED@New York — one of 293 talks given as part of []