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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I was left unimpressed by this text-speak sign advertising mortgages in my local branch of RBS
With many references to readers as Generation Z, text-speak, and other slang associated with social media stars, sometimes this guide reads more like a "how to understand social media" for adults, than the intended teen audience.
Other aspects of old phones we miss include: The Nokia 3310's Snake game, ability to set your own ringtone, number-button alphabetical keypads, sliding covers and "text-speak".
UYT navigates its way through a text-speak emoticon world of unrealistic, curated, filtered and photo-shopped versions of reality to explore if living a life online has as many benefits as it does negatives.
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.