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Describe how the increased use of technology in today's society has had an impact on writing.
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This is an issue/problem/phenomenon that has always "put fire in my belly" and "gotten under my skin." (Consider those gems and their connotations to see our own body impacting the language.)

Are we disassembling the beauty and rhythm of English, or just adding fashionable terms to the lexicon?
From the linguistic standpoint, terms like "blog" and "tweet" are common and necessary entries in the Websterian tradition. They enter the language just as "OK" and "cool," that is, through institutional use. Use in common speech may spread a word verbally, but it doesn't pass through the hallowed gates until it's seen in PRINT. In other words, until this century, it "ain't" a word until it's inked. Makes you think twice about tattoos, doesn't it?

And all that has changed. ...

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