Professor I.M. Board recently completed a 10 year study into whether or not the evolving of the use of abbreviations in our speech and communication has been an issue of the type of technology we’re using or a natural human evolution.
It’s a classic chicken or egg type of question and Prof. Board based his studies both on monitoring his control group on their email and texting messages as well as quarterly interviews.
He posits that our speech has changed due to the demands thrust upon us in modern times. We once had time and expressed ourselves through language and writing and so “Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo” has slowly dwindled to “Sup. Where u at?”
In a Huffington Post interview, he was asked to distill his findings.
“Well. We’re lazy.”