1459173 story "English" Not Threatened By Webspeak 695 Posted by CmdrTaco on Thursday March 24, 2005 @03:02PM from the but-it-is-threatened-by-my-inability-to-discern-then-and-than dept. MudButt writes "Linguists say not to worry too much about Netspeak, otherwise known as the language of choice in chat rooms and IM clients. According to this Yahoo! article, linguists say that terms like "cya", "brb", "afk" are a healthy way of exploring the power of the written language. They went on to say "FYI, RTFA"!"