Rot, or noble rot?

Johnnie Moore

I’m Johnnie Moore, and I help people work better together

Lauren Collister defends emoticons and various other bits of linguistic shorthand against those who insist on the sanctity of language.

I know I can be a language pedant tut-tutting the grocer’s apostrophe etc. But of course even that “etc” started life as a corruption.

As with language, so with life. We get scared of what looks like unruliness, but may actually be useful emergence. When facilitating, I try to tread very lightly when people don’t seem to be doing what I expected.  I aim to trust that they’re smart and are taking care of themselves better than I know.

So for me, the killer line in the article is this subheadline: change doesn’t mean decay.

At least, not necessarily.

Hat tip to Viv for spotting the article

 

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