So you thought texting-speak was new

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Mon Jan 17 18:11:52 UTC 2011

On Mon, Jan 17, 2011 at 12:34 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> Has the collective memory forgotten my example from
> 1813? A higher ratio of text to texting than David's 1860 example,
> but definitely in the genre.

And there's this from 1828:


Ben Zimmer

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