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Anyway, hi, I'm an internet linguist!

You might know me from writing linguistics articles at The Toast (RIP)

These days I cohost a podcast that's enthusiastic about linguistics (lingthusiasm.com) and I'm writing a book in defense of internet language which'll be out with Penguin in 2019 gretchenmcculloch.com/book

@witchfynder_finder Because Internet by @gretchenmcc! It's the first book I've read about the internet that Gets™ internet culture gretchenmcculloch.com/book/

I wrote some of my thoughts about the decentralization of language on the web while reading 'Because Internet' by @gretchenmcc davidwolfpaw.com/decentralizat

Ha! @gretchenmcc on the fact that the power imbalance of different accents is socially constructed: "Words are just meat twitches until they determine whether you get a job."

Meat twitches. I love it.

Because Internet 

@gretchenmcc The livetoot begins with the jacket blurb: "language is humanity's most spectacular open source project" is not a way I've ever thought about language before

Guess what I just found in the mailbox. Excited to dig in!

/cc @gretchenmcc

Just finished an advance copy of Because Internet by @gretchenmcc ! It’s all about Internet language and I understand so much more now about why some people use Wildly different styles online, and how the meaning varies depending on when you first started using the Internet . It’s really fascinating! Preorder: penguinrandomhouse.com/books/5

@gretchenmcc asked on Twitter what people's favorite Unicode characters are. I couldn't decide between ampersand (&), lowercase esh (ʃ) and cup of tea emoji (🍵) .

What are your favorite #unicode characters?

How do young children use emoji? Let's find out!

By popular request, a CHILD EMOJI AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION survey!

Please answer it if you have preliterate or semi-literate kids in your life, or share it with people who do, and hopefully we can make a CHILD EMOJI CORPUS 🥰


docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI

You know how on they say that all publicity is good publicity, even when it's bad? Well, if you don't want to give a certain character or company the pleasure of knowing that you talk about them, #Voldemorting is the solution. Read @gretchenmcc for WIRED: wired.com/story/voldemorting-u

This bot wants to sing with you! @singalongbot

A post-XOXO project by @gretchenmcc , Kate Compton, and me.

RT @gretchenmcc Please provide your catchiest songs, for Science*

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI

*and by Science, I mean a late-night internet social experiment that we dreamed up at #xoxofest

(I just want people to come, so also feel free to drop by if you just want a guaranteed location to find me and say hi! It's a big conference!)

Language meetup at @xoxo!

Do come even if you aren't sure if you qualify as languagey enough (there may be word games!) & feel free to drop by for just a bit!

2-5pm on the Friday social day

See the social spreadsheet or the language channel in slack for location

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