language change and slang

New BuzzWord: transliterate

Transliterate is the new BuzzWord on Macmillan Dictionary Online.

To get the most from the myriad sources of information available in the world today, one must be truly transliterate. If you’re reading this blog, well done, it’s a good first step. Now go and read a newspaper, send some mobile phone texts, and you’ll be well on your way to transliteracy.

Some researchers view it as fundamentally necessary for educational institutions to deliver the best teaching possible and are studying how academics can best adapt to it in order to benefit their students.

There is still a long way to go to revolutionise the classroom (and the tutors’ room), but technology is rapidly taking hold there, and even the fustiest old academics will have to cross the generation gap soon to keep up with all the information that’s online. Including BuzzWord, naturally.

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