August 24, 2011 Edition

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Speaking in code

The other day my phone gave its characteristic chiming sound indicating I had a text message. I picked it up and read r u @ wrk or r u otwh? Interestingly enough I actually understood what I read. On occasion though there's one that stumps me, such as, 411 that was 511. Never mind what I had said, but I was being told, "for my information that was too much information."

As more and more of us have turned to our phones for our primary source of communication, we have had to learn text speak as a second language. There are always those times when we need to communicate something to someone and it is quicker and easier to type it and send it than to call and communicate it verbally. Especially if we are not sure the other person is in a situation where they can take our call. continued...



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