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Txtng by David Crystal
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Apr 02, 2012

liked it

This was sort of on the 2.5 / 3 star border. A bite-sized reasonably entertaining read. The best part is probably the appendices with texting abbreviations in a dozen or so foreign languages. The book itself is fine. Reasonably argued (texting is not destroying English, is drawing on modes of linguistic improvisation and abbreviation with long historical pedigrees, etc., etc.) it might piss off the schoolmarmish but I found it to be lite and quick reading -- it took about 3.5-4 hours of a 14 hour JFK-NRT flight to polish off the whole thing. Entertaining enough, did not rock my world.

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