Another died last month after he was imprisoned for texting love-letters to a man he admired.
But if he's texting about plans with mutual friends for later that evening, it's OK.
The phone maintains privacy by encrypting both phone calls and texting, and blocking companies like Google from collecting data.
Last May, a texting engineer caused another train crash in Boston, injuring 50 people.
Contribute $10 to United Nations flood-relief efforts by texting SWAT to the number 50555.
Her OSI agents were calling and texting, pleading with her to talk.
texting contributed a further dimension of—hmmm, what is it, ah yes!
Shawn and Willow," Karen says, "were texting back and forth.
Seriously, if a strange girl is texting you at midnight, how is your girlfriend crazy for asking who it is?
I remind Deen that his namesake died in an infamously horrible car crash, so he may want to cool it on texting and driving.
late 14c., "wording of anything written," from Old French texte, Old North French tixte (12c.), from Medieval Latin textus "the Scriptures, text, treatise," in Late Latin "written account, content, characters used in a document," from Latin textus "style or texture of a work," literally "thing woven," from past participle stem of texere "to weave," from PIE root *tek- "to weave, to fabricate, to make; make wicker or wattle framework" (see texture).
An ancient metaphor: thought is a thread, and the raconteur is a spinner of yarns -- but the true storyteller, the poet, is a weaver. The scribes made this old and audible abstraction into a new and visible fact. After long practice, their work took on such an even, flexible texture that they called the written page a textus, which means cloth. [Robert Bringhurst, "The Elements of Typographic Style"]
"to send a text message by mobile system," 2005; see text (n.). Related: Texted; texting. It formerly was a verb meaning "to write in text letters" (1590s).