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November 13, 2006

Txt Speak on Tests


Text-speak, a second language for thousands of teens, uses abbreviated words and phrases such as "txt" for "text", "lol" for "laughing out loud" or "lots of love," and "CU" for "see you."

The move has already divided students and educators who fear it could damage the English language.

New Zealand's Qualifications Authority said Friday that it still strongly discourages students from using anything other than full English, but that credit will be given if the answer "clearly shows the required understanding," even if it contains text-speak.

Tommy Franks issued battle orders in Iraq via Powerpoint [see also Thomas Ricks "Fiasco"]. One can imagine the techniques a future General will use....

Posted by Jim Zellmer at November 13, 2006 6:21 AM
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