Netymology

From Apps to Zombies: a Linguistic Celebration of the Digital World

Hardcover

$24.99

ON SALE: August 2nd 2016

Publisher: Quercus NA

PAGE COUNT: 272

Composed of 100 bite-sized entries of 400 to 600 words each, Netymology weaves together stories, etymologies and analyses around digital culture’s transformation and vocabulary. Chatfield presents a kaleidoscopic, thought-provoking tour through the buried roots of the symbols, speech, and mannerisms we have inherited from the digital age: from the @ and Apple symbols, to HTML and Trojan horses, to the twisted histories of new forms of slang, memes, text messages and gaming terms; how language itself is being shaped by technology, how it is changing us.

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