The Internet is destroying the apostrophe!!

(I guess that sarcasm is difficult to express through a blog).

Down here in HUMlab, we are made up of quite a few linguists – or budding linguists – who are interested in CMC and articles like this one from the Toronto Star about how the Internet is killing off punctuation is just one more in a line of scare pieces about what the Internet is doing to language. I could sum it up for you, but a weblog I have recently found and really like, mike’s web log, does such a great job that I thought I would just point you there. Enjoy.