Today the founder of NetLingo.com attempted to decipher online acronyms for Martha Stewart. After ranting about how the term "lol" is hampering our progress as a species, Martha declared, "Rappers started it all. I blame all the rappers."
I'm tired of people who criticize language. Language doesn't get better or worse. It doesn't grow or shrink. If one area becomes less complex it is scientifically shown to become more complex automatically in another area.
We're not "losing" another. Language only changes, and its old fogeys who can't handle change.
Iz i rite?