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GR8 HVNS!!!!

#1
Say it ain't so!.. The Chavs have gone and "dunnit"

Some nutter named Professor John Sutherland , a Fellow of the Royal Society of literature, no less, has ' approved the translations '.. Seems the complete works of Shakespeare, among others, have been ' reduced' to Text Speak [ excuse me: Txt Spk ] as a - get this - " study aid " for students!!! FFS!!!

The five acts of Hamlet, for instance, have been condensed to just over 1000 characters.

As an example of what the good prof thinks is ' fantastic ' here's the ending to Jane Eyre:

MADWYFSETS FYR2HAUS

to quote the Teacher: "Was ever a climax better compressed?"

I'm thinking that Prof. Sutherland should have something ' compressed '.
 
#2
Being only 18 and owning a mobile phone, I have from time to time had to delve into the murky waters of text speak, purely as an act of saving myself the extra 10p it would cost to write the whole thing out. So I can say I therefore have a fairly good grasp of what text speak is and how to use it, but I am at a total loss as to what MADWYFSETS FYR2HAUS means.
Giving these to kids as study aids will no doubt further deminish their intellect's.
 
#3
Rowums said:
Being only 18 and owning a mobile phone, I have from time to time had to delve into the murky waters of text speak, purely as an act of saving myself the extra 10p it would cost to write the whole thing out. So I can say I therefore have a fairly good grasp of what text speak is and how to use it, but I am at a total loss as to what MADWYFSETS FYR2HAUS means.
Giving these to kids as study aids will no doubt further deminish their intellect's.
Deranged lady commits act of self immolation
 

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