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  • I don’t even want to know what disorder “textpectation” will lead to years later, as the younger generations are ridden with anxiety and minor breakdowns when cell service is patchy.

    blog – syllable studio 2009

  • So the next time you’re waiting for a text, eliminate your “textpectation” just by taking a moment to breathe.

    blog – syllable studio 2009

  • However, instant communication through text has definitely caused me to become quite impatient, which leads to this Sunday’s slang, “textpectation.”

    blog – syllable studio 2009


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  • "I just texted her for a date – but now the textpectation is killing me."

    August 2, 2008

  • The anticipation one feels when waiting for a response to a text message

    September 25, 2008

  • Alternative: When expectations for a date are sky-high due to their charm and skill with the typed word.

    October 4, 2008