My July column for the Visual Thesaurus is a review of Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language, by Gretchen McCullough, resident linguist at Wired (among her many other distinctions). If you’ve ever wondered how a period (full stop) can be passive-aggressive, or how LOL evolved into lol, or how to express ~sarcasm~ online, you will hecking* enjoy this book. I certainly did.
* Hecking comes from an internet meme called Snek. Read the book to learn more.