from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An abbreviated form of language used in texting, instant messaging, chatrooms, etc.


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text +‎ -ese


  • Text messages cost me money, and "textese" shortcuts are an abomination of illiteracy, and punctuation on my phone is awkward to achieve.)

    Outpost Mâvarin

  • Its online children and young people's directory is hosted at a textese web address:

    In praise of … Blackburn with Darwen | Editorial

  • 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.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • 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.

    NZ On Screen

  • 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 IPKat - Passionate about IP

  • 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. - Frontpage RSS Feed


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