Textese (or text-ese)

Posted on 7 Aug 201526 Apr 2021Categories languageTags

(The following is reproduced from a blog I published in October 2014 on a different host site.) Textese is a form of written language that is used in short text messages (SMS) and other digital communications such as emails, characterized by many abbreviations and typically not following standard spelling, grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and style.

Textese (or Text-ese)

Posted on 1 Oct 201429 Apr 2021Categories digital communicationsTags , , ,

Textese is a form of written language that is used in short text messages (SMS) and other digital communications such as emails, characterized by many abbreviations and typically not following standard spelling, grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and style. In 2009 the online Urban Dictionary said that textese could soon become a language in itself and will leave those people behind who do not know how to use it or what the acronyms and slang mean. That may be so, but remember … Continue reading “Textese (or Text-ese)”