OT: txt abrvs in speech?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Mar 30 16:52:48 UTC 2010

At 3/30/2010 08:46 AM, Amy West wrote:
>I thought the original inquiry was for published research.
>My 13-year-old used to drive me nuts by actually saying "loll" for
>LOL out loud in speech/conversation. I use the term conversation very
>loosely as he's very much like Zippy and likes to just say random
>(Unfortunately he's not a pinhead nor does he have any other
>diagnosis other than teenagehood.)

Turn the (comics) page -- not Zippy but Zits.

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