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  • noun An abbreviation used in text messaging.


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text +β€Ž -ism


  • Further, say the researchers, high levels of 'textism' use actually indicate higher reading ability and phonological awareness in 8-12-year-olds.

    TG Daily

  • I know what I like (Fibonaci flash wonderful from textism)

    Vitro Nasu » 2005 » June

  • I know what I like (Fibonaci flash wonderful from textism)

    Him – e.e. cummings + Fibonacci

  • I really enjoyed looking at the pictures on the textism site: they're whimsical and loose and very funny.


  • The researchers conclude from this that more sophisticated literacy skills are needed for textism use - although another interpretation might be that they've just learned more rubbish from their friends as they've got older.

    TG Daily

  • also, blogs to link permanently, one of these days in addition to kottke, meg, owillis & mathowie, of course: stavros, caveat lector, jacob from DE. also textism, the head lemur and the eff weblog.

    ack! - emergency weblog; or: epersonae; or: elaine nelson

  • Hi, I love your writing style, it’s easy and cheers the sole, a bit like another France based blog (textism. com) that I like to read now and then.


  • "We were surprised to learn that not only was the association strong, but that textism use was actually driving the development of phonological awareness and reading skill in children.

    TG Daily


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