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Grammar has been tossed aside for the short hand version of real words. Some might argue that texting lingo is just the English language evolving into a more simplistic and faster form of communication. I disagree with that. The use of acronyms, shortcuts, and misspellings, as Melanie Konstantinou stated in her article, cause confusion, especially among non-native speakers. The texting lingo of English speakers may mean something entirely different in a different country. In the time it takes you to explain what you said, you could have just used the actual words themselves.





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ThePaperFlowers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm
Woah. I know this is only a paragraph, but I can't believe I was referenced in someone else's article. That's great! Thanks!
 
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