alphanumerish

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alphanumerish

From "alphanumeric," meaning a combination of letters and digits, alphanumerish uses digits and single letters as shorthand for words. It came about as more and more people began to routinely send short messages on tiny pager, PDA and cellphone screens. For example, 2U means "to you." UR means "you are." See emoticon and digispeak.
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Three years ago The Lego Movie proved it's possible to create cinematic magic out of humble toy bricks, so making a film featuring the icons of smartphone text-speak no longer seems outrageous.
Stickers are the shorthand for todays generation of mobile users who want more emotion and personality than the text-speak that has evolved with chat-based messaging, said Jonathan Horvath, Senior Director of Product Management at Smith Micro.
SO, your six-year-old can navigate his way around a Minecraft world, send a message in text-speak and zoom in and out of photos on a tablet?
A lot of it is like text-speak, there is no punctuation or upper case.
SCHOOL-LEAVERS in Wales have no idea of how to approach employers - and are even filling in application forms in so-called text-speak, according to major employers.
Sadly, however, it won't translate those unintelligible text-speak replies.
The latest is the resort of Les Deux Alpes, but is quickly becoming known by its text-speak name L2A.
I HAVE never been a fan of the PDA - that's the public display of affection, for those of us who pre-date text-speak and Twitter.
Limited space has prompted users of these communication mediums to use shortening techniques such as text-speak (e.
At least peace of mind comes in the fact that communication through music is a language that cannot be turned into text-speak and does not lend itself to any other form of 'simplification' --it requires, just like the words you speak, to be intelligible, logical, and from the heart--telling the story and not just speaking the words.
If the message is in text-speak, you could be at more risk of crashing, a new study has revealed.
The 22-year-old created the book, which flips over to reveal the original language of the play, to demonstrate how tricky text-speak can be to decipher.