Definitions

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  • n. Abbreviation of textspeak.

Etymologies

Alteration of textspeak, having had all its vowels removed. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He says that since "txtspk" can be confusing, the service asks users to type in their own message reminders so they will be familiar with the message when it arrives.

    don't 4get ur pills:

  • We've got thousands of kids leaving school who can't read and write, have no social skills, and use "txtspk" to communicate, when they're not grunting.

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  • I rarely use ‘txtspk’, typing out most of my words.

    Writing v. Technology « Write Anything

  • Like you I am disturbed by the viral effect it has on business and within our culture – making misspellings not only ok – but expected and mainstream. and I have no idea what most of those txtspk were ..

    Writing v. Technology « Write Anything

  • Given this shift of power, maybe the problem isn't that kids can't write a complete sentence, but rather that rentz cnt rd a txtspk 1.

    Claire Gordon: Txtspk 4eva

  • And as for English being debased or otherwise devalued by 1337/LOLcat/txtspk, English always has been and will be a rich and evolving language, with many dialects and sometimes scores of words with similar meanings but each with its own nuances.

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  • Lol speek uses summa da parts ob txtspk but nawt too mush.

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  • Such abbreviated "text speak" or "txtspk," is familiar to the instant-message generation, but may be confusing to anyone over, say, 14.

    don't 4get ur pills:

  • I'm a huge texter and used quite a bit of txtspk for a while in my life, but I have no idea what

    MetaFilter

  • It's because english is a dying language, to be replaced rather quickly by LOLspeak, txtspk, and what is controversially called ebonics in the US (to be in turn eventually replaced with simplified internet compatible mandarin chinese pictograms), and some of us wish to hasten things.

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  • I'm tempted to tag this "eew." ;-)

    October 5, 2007

  • A subset of netspeak, no? Originally used on IMs?

    October 5, 2007

  • Vowel-less shorthand for words and phrases, to ease text entry using a mobile phone or similar device. Examples:

    plz (please)
    ttyl (talk to you later)
    lol (laugh out loud)

    October 5, 2007