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- proper n. An abbreviated form of language used in texting, instant messaging, chatrooms, etc.
Text messages cost me money, and "textese" shortcuts are an abomination of illiteracy, and punctuation on my phone is awkward to achieve.)
Its online children and young people's directory is hosted at a textese web address: URBwD.com.
Coady adopts this epistolary form with a knowing wink, making no attempt to write in textese thank God, and only one brief, funny, reference to emoticons.
But for many of us, the complexity of textese or chatspeak or txt talk is such that it requires enormous effort to even join in the conversation.
Some 9,000 youngsters from across the nation took time off from whatever it is that youngsters do these days (sending messages in textese, file-sharing and daubing each other's Facebook walls?) to offer their ideas.
The thigh-high boots and bra tops are now accessorised with little-girl cropped tees, denim minis and low-rider jeans, then there's the textese-inspired song titles such as Sticwitu.