In the following piece, a writer recounts his time as a Caption Writer for TV. At Rerun, we think the observations made between the influence of TV on language, and vice versa, are interesting.
Every caption is data, and data takes time to load.
There are, the writer points out, as many technical rules to caption writing as grammatical ones. These rules mean the writer has to optimise language to keep the meaning. And drop any non-critical sentence structure; all whilst being grammatically correct.
The big question is - will this new language structure impact how language evolves 🤔?