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Social media is killing vocabulary

Social media is killing vocabulary

By John Mercure. CREATED Mar 27, 2014

The ACT has eliminated their extensive vocabulary section. Corporations are changing the way the communicate with young workers who like to be addressed in short bursts rather than long sentences. Even our stores have abbreviated names like Toys R Us or IKEA or H & M.  

What's going on? Why is our vocabulary disappearing?

Experts say there are many reasons that people no longer use big words. One of the primary culprits...social media, specifically Twitter. People are getting used to communicating in 140 character bursts.

Elizabeth Bernstein is writing about in the Wall Street Journal's Bonds column.

She told us all about it.

John Mercure

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Emmy-winning journalist, John Mercure brings more than 20 years of reporting and anchoring experience to his position at NEWSRADIO 620 WTMJ.