Picture perfect?

When the Oxford Dictionary announced earlier this month that its word of the year is the emoji with tears of joy, even an emoji aficionado like me was a little concerned.
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Contract usage of contractions

Expressing regret over eating an entire loaf of pumpkin bread by lying back on the couch and moaning, “I shouldn’t’ve done that,” would not be out of the ordinary. But it looks wrong and unwieldy in print. Why is this?
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Reliance on autocorrect

I rarely handwrite anything anymore, so I put my full faith in the iPhone’s autocorrect software and Microsoft Word’s red squiggle lines to correct my spelling. This reliance on autocorrect has diminished my ability to correctly spell words I see every day.
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An ode to Anjana

What does it mean that we — as part of a growing hyperculture composed of distinct identities, varying historical memories and increasingly obsolete spatial boundaries — use the words “you guys” as a way to connote gender neutrality?
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