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Text Speak

Text Speak--A newly developing dialect whereby the speaker can convey a lengthy thought by abbreviating phonetically or through the use of substitutive characters.	

Any attempt to speak it out loud is both impractical and unusually difficult,


Hme skoolled
Nvr took nglish
lrnd on cmptr
:-)
omg luvd star wars 
brb 
ok lol!

Translation:
:-) I’m happy
brb- be right back 
lol –lots of luck




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  1. Date: 10/6/2013 9:51:00 AM
    Sam... Congratulations on having your poem Featured on the soup's home page. Always & Forever *LINDA*

  1. Date: 10/2/2013 2:37:00 PM
    congrats on your two featured poems,Ivy

  1. Date: 10/1/2013 8:29:00 AM
    Oh my goodness Sam "LOL"! That was funny. Thanks for making me smile today.

  1. Date: 9/30/2013 12:05:00 PM
    Great work about our new age of media..Honored to share page two of the featured poems with you..Sara

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 9:37:00 PM
    Truly enjoyed! Congratulations on your poem being featured this week on Soup, Sam. Annalise

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 4:59:00 PM
    Hi Sam, hope you are well... stopping by to say HI!:-) Congratulations with your featured poem of the week. Always~ PD"

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 2:55:00 PM
    Sam welcome to the soup, I held a contest on text speak a few months ago, some of the entries were just unreadable...David

  1. Date: 11/22/2012 3:53:00 PM
    I guess old folks have always felt young folks were butchering the language! LOL Light & Love