Friday, 10 August 2007

SMS Dictionaries

Text message and chat language are little by little accepted by society and dictionaries! The British Dictionary Collins has accecpted some of these terms, such as: b4 (before), gr8 (great) , lol ( laughing out loudly).
Nevertheless, the Spanish dictionary of the Royal Academy has not accepted any yet.
Language is not a static system, it changes with society. We do not write the same way people used to let's say... 1500.
So, perhaps we are facing a big change in writing. Don't U think so?


There is a very funny game, click on this link:
http://www.oup.com/elt/global/products/naturalenglish/elem/e_games/ne_elem_games_mobile01/
A new window will appear with a mobile phone. On the screen you will read messages, but they are not fully written. That is what you have to do: write the message. God luck and enjoy it!

Wednesday, 1 August 2007

A new Tool

Hello, everybody. I have stopped writing about science fiction because I am reading a lot about ITCs. Now I have discovered this new widget: SNAP SHOTS.
What is the purpose of this widget? Snap Shots enhances links with visual previews of the link where you put the mouse icon on, and brings you the information you need about a link , without your having to leave the site, while other times it lets you "look ahead," before deciding if you want to follow a link or not.