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…you ask them, ‘Why are you so upset?’, and they can’t answer you.

For the New Yorker, Adrienne Raphael talks to linguist David Crystal about our age of abbreviation.


Roxie Pell is a student at Wesleyan University, where she writes for Wesleying and The Argus and tweets hilarious nuggets of pure wisdom @jonathnfranzen. More from this author →