- Collins release guide to textual intercourse!
If U r confused by txt MSG vernacular
than a new publication may turn out not 2 b a wombat. Collins, Britain's
biggest dictionary publisher has compiled a guide to the acronyms and
short cuts used by mobile phone users. All of the obvious translations
will be present, including 4 (for), r (are) and w8 (wait). What may be of more use however will be the
inclusion of the bewildering letter strings that are becoming increasingly common. Such
as that wombat (waste of money, brains and time) and dytigad (do you think I
give a damn?), and ihtfp (I have truly found paradise). For argumentative
couples, awgthtgtta (are we going to have to go through this again?) will be included, as well as the rather more
bizarre iliciscomk (I laughed, I cried, I spilt coffee on my keyboard).
The popularity of texting is exploding - a record 60 million text messages
were sent on Valentines Day last week, prompting the decision to opt for a
separate edition. It will also come as great news for the older generation,
many of whom find texting awkward and confusing. As for concerns that text messaging is
having a negative effect on spelling, Gillian Beer, a professor of English at Cambridge University,
suggested the craze me, in fact, be beneficial. "The emphasis on communicating in a few
words will make people more concise, which would be a good thing. People
also like the ingenuity."
by Miranda Schunke.
First Lady has defended her husband saying that he may have choked
on a pretzel but it was a 'man-sized' one. Speaking on American
TV last week, Laura Bush held up a pretzel, similar to the one George
had choked on last month, and said, "It isn't really a
sissy pretzel." And President Bush, despite admitting
having never heard of veganism or Leonardo Di Caprio, remains
unshakeable in public favour with 85 per cent of US citizens stating
their approval for the President in a recent opinion poll.
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to have Gone?
The theft of £4.2 million worth of mobile phones, the largest ever robbery
of its kind, may go down in history as a huge blunder. Robbers stole 26,000
Samsung phones from a warehouse in Middlesex last week, but because none of
the phones contained SIM cards and could only be activated using a 15-digit
serial number the phones are unlikely to ever work.A spokesman from Nokia, the world's biggest manufacturer of mobiles said,
"Unless the criminals use very sophisticated techniques to reprogrammed them,
which we think it unlikely they will be able to do, the phones will not
Scientists at the University of Nottingham were puzzled by a recent
experiment that proved mobile phone radiation boosts the fertility level of
laboratory worms. Microwaves, similar to those emitted by mobile phones,
were found to increase the likelihood of nematode worms producing eggs. Sir
William Stewart, who chairs a group of scientists currently investigating
the effects of mobile phones has said that, although these results are
unlikely to have an immediate impact on mobile phone safety advice, they are
extremely important for future experiments.
to go into Bill!
Former neighbours star, Jason Donovan, is currently in discussions with the
makers of The Bill, to discuss a possible full-time role in the popular TV
drama. A decision is yet to be reached but Donovan has expressed his hopes
of patrolling our streets on a regular basis.
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