You know you’re getting old when you can still remember how kids used to communicate in English instead of text-speak.
Text-speak is described as a combination of reduced punctuation, phonetic spelling, leaving out vowels and replacing some vowel sounds with digits. And it’s a wonderful way to communicate if you don’t know how to spell. For everybody else, it cn B rely anoyiN.
To test your texting linguistics skills, translate the following:
d kids wr lined ^ n d cafeteria of a Catholic LEmntry skool 4 lnch.
“TaK 1ly 1. God S wotchN.”
A kid had ritN a note, “Take ll u wnt. God S wotchN d apples.”
And the Sisters definitely would have agreed with this guy.