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Shxpr: Txt
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.0439  Thursday, 6 March 2003

From:           Al Magary <
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Date:           Tuesday, 4 Mar 2003 23:00:04 -0800
Subject:        Shxpr: Txt

The British press is having fun with a story about a schoolgirl who
handed in an assigned essay in instant-messaging shorthand.  Txt looks
like this: "My smmr hols wr CWOT. B4, we used 2go2 NY 2C my bro, his GF
& thr 3 :- kids FTF. ILNY, it's a gr8 plc."  The BBC suggested that
perhaps some classics, including Shakespeare, could be put in txt:

* 2b or not 2b thats ?
* a @(---`---`--- by any otha name wd sml swEt
* rm rm w4Ru rm?
* 1nc mr un2 T brech dr frnds 1nc mr

You can read more about this at this at this byproduct of contemporary
civilization at:  http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2814235.stm

Al Magary

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