A Linguist Shows How Digital Communication Changes Grammatical Standards

Are you annoyed when you see people using slang and abbreviations in online communication? They may not follow the standard grammatical rules, but the world of online communication has its own set of standards that are pretty universal, i.e. commonly understood by a majority of users.

Below is the video posted by Tom Scott, in which you will learn why it’s completely fine to abandon the rules we learned in school and embrace the new trends, especially when it comes to casual communication. He gives a great example of how different our written communication sounds when we’re writing a business email vs. when we’re chatting with a friend.

Where do you stand on this matter? Do you type however it’s convenient, do you follow unwritten online rules, or do you still prefer the traditional grammatical rules?