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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Baron (2008) says that SMS language is teaching innovative use of letters and punctuation.
SMS language has clear impacts on written as well as spoken ways.
It says that whatever is happening in everyday world by SMS language is not the extinction of the English language rather we should take this a contribution in language (Vosloo, 2009).
A book with the title 'Txtng: The Gr8 Db8' by David Crystal who served as a linguist, did not entertain the negative impacts of SMS language on the individuals' formal writing.
On the contrary, 0' Connor (2005), in his findings says that students' skills of standard writing have been harmed by SMS language and missing areas in standard writing are proper use of punctuation, abbreviations and grammar.
You disagree with the commonly held view that the use of slang, such as those in SMS language, will lead to low literacy?
The language and use of SMS language were indicators to Pearce that her stalkers aren't adult men.
Because we know that when faced with raw realities of life no SMS language and technology will be of any help but a personal God whom one has encountered and experienced in life.
Qualitatively data collection shows that SMS language reflects abbreviations, capitalization and punctuation.
SMS language has given a birth to a novice language, which is reflecting in daily written communication.
They have developed a unitary system of intelligible communication in the form of SMS language.