[ tekst-speek ]
/ ˈtɛkstˌspik /
noun Digital Technology, Informal.
a form of written language as used in text messages and other digital communications, characterized by many abbreviations and typically not following standard grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style.
The Oldest Abbreviations In EnglishIn the age of LOL, WTF, and OMG, abbreviations are often looked at as a sign of the coming apocalypse. (Spoiler: LOL, WTF, and OMG are not the oldest abbreviations in English—you're shocked, we know.)
Also called text·ese [teks-teez, ‐tees] /tɛksˈtiz, ‐ˈtis/.
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