TED Talks Texting is Killing Language Discussion


This week will be watching and discussing the TED Talk by linguist John McWhorter on the subject of texting and how it fits into language today.

Watch the TED Talk “Texting is Killing Language…JK!!!” by John McWhorter. After you have watched the TED Talk, answer the following questions in reply. 2 Paragraphs~ 400 words


  1. What is the speaker’s main argument? Or what is his thesis?
  2. Name at least 3 specific examples/pieces of evidence he uses to support his argument?
  3. What was the biggest takeaway that you had from this video? What interested you the most?

Link to the TEC Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/john_mcwhorter_txtng_is_…