weblish(Internet Slang) Korea University English Literature Tae HyukKweon JongHoon Kim
What is weblish?
Internet slang (Internet short-hand, netspeak or chatspeak) is a type of slang that Internet users have popularized, and in many cases, have coined.
Cited from Wikipedia
The origin of Weblish Some of the terms and abbreviations used in internet slang appear to derive from fanspeak, the slang of science fiction fandom. The Jargon File(Hacker Slang) Afterwards, many abbreviations have taken place or been coined to transmit long expressions for short places that is assigned for one Cited from Wikipedia
Other Examples (in s.m.s language) In my opinion imo As soon as possible asap Laughing out loud lol I love you ily -or- i<3u -or- 143 Don't worry dw Cited from Wikipedia
Video Clip (Youtube) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sx4V1OPxhU
Leet Speak in Korean ^l * -> 시 * (F***) ㅂr보 -> 바보(Stupid) Oi쁜oroi -> 이쁜 아이(Cute child) El없oi맑은oroi -> 티없이 맑은아이(Pure child) 사ㄹ5해 -> 사랑해(I love you)
Similar usage in korea
Pro-Weblish David Crystal …"They extend the range of the language, the expressiveness... the richness of the language,”… …"Resources for the expression of informality in writing have hugely increased -- something not seen in English since the Middle Ages,” …. David Crystal and “The Gr8 Dd8”
Examples found in dictionary FYI abbrev for your information: used in emails and TEXT MESSAGES as a way of introducing a useful piece of information. LOL abbrev 1. laughing out loud: used in emails and TEXT MESSAGES for showing that you think something is funny. 2. lots of love: used at the end of emails and TEXT MESSAGES
Con-Weblish John Humphys …“Wrecking our language…” “…emotions and textese as "irritating" and essentially lazy behaviors, … will result in students' growing ignorance of proper grammar and punctuation…”
Inappropriate use of Weblish Hi Mom, B4 tht I rly wnt 2 tlk 2U abt txtng. K? =) Hi Mom, before that I really want to talk to you about texting. OK?
Inappropriate use of Internet slang (In Korea)
General change in Weblish
Reducing variation and complexity in spelling
ROTFL (Rolling on the Floor Laughing) ROFL rawfl
Conclusion Weblish as a variation of English. Weblish has popularity Weblish has authority Weblish has novelty
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Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_slang http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_language http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Txtng:_The_Gr8_Db8 Ulaby, Neda (18 February 2006). "OMG: IM Slang Is Invading Everyday English". Digital Life. NPR. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5221618. Retrieved 25 March 2011. Kristen Philipkoski (February 22, 2005). "The Web Not the Death of Language". Wired News. http://www.wired.com/news/culture/0,1284,66671,00.html. Macmillan English Dictionary for advanced learners: second editoin. 2007. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sx4V1OPxhU