Internet Lingo: Emotional Complexity in 140 Characters or Less

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Did you know that "OMG" was first written in a letter to Winston Churchill?

Fast forward to now: since the creation of emoticons, we are no longer like we used to in letters. Tom Chatfield, author of Netymology: From Apps to Zombies: A Linguistic Celebration of the Digital World(Quercus, 2016), talks about the origins of the words that the digital age has given us.     

"When we’re typing on a screen," said Chatfield. "We’re increasingly trying to cram as much emotional complexity as we can."