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Do all text messages have to be written in text speak?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (25536 points ) October 20th, 2011

I’m going to be getting a smartphone in the next couple of months, and I will learn how to text on it. I know that most messages are sent in an abbreviated language.

Is that standard? Will I have to learn text speak using “u” instead of “you” and “r” instead of “are,” for example?

How geeky will I appear, if I use standard English?

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