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