Tech Slang Is Going Mainstream

Posted: Dec 11 2008, 8:09am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 12:11pm CDT , in Mobile Phones


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According to a survey conducted by the Post Office by Jonathon Green the emergence of tech slang can be attributed to text messages and the need to get message into a limited character set. Another reason is users wanting a sort of shorthand for texting.

Some of the terms making it to common language according to the survey are 404 meant to describe someone who is clueless and LAMP standing for lost another million pounds.

A couple others that may puzzle some texters is 35, standing for broke, and 11 for out of date. These two are seemingly derived from Oyster cards used on the London transportation network.

Via ITProPortal

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