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Gretchen McCulloch On Why It's OK To Not Punctuate Your Texts

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"Because Internet" author and linguist Gretchen McCulloch.

Do you use punctuation when you text? Do you replace words with emojis? Because Internet author Gretchen McCulloch says the Internet is changing the way we use language everywhere we communicate — not just online.

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Do you use punctuation when you text? Do you replace words with emojis? Because Internet author Gretchen McCulloch says the Internet is changing the way we use language everywhere we communicate — not just online.

If you’ve ever wondered if you’re conveying the right tone online or when you’re texting, McCullach’s new book Because Internet [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible] has answers for you.ging the way we write.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.