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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
A defense of texting against charges that it’s killing the English language
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is ...
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
April 28, 2013 11:22 a.m.



For reasons of my own, I’m not much for texting. I prefer talking on the phone to sending text messages.

A great-nephew of mine once cleverly opined that if cell phones had initially allowed only texting and later provided for voice communication, most kids today would scoff at texting as old-fashioned.

Nonetheless, this lecture on texting by John Hamilton McWhorter, the brilliant American linguist, fascinates me:

Click here to view the embedded video.

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