Dear Readers, you may notice the dates of the Blog do not match the Flash Post dates which are in real time. The blog was written in 2009 and saw the light of day 6 months back when my younger daughter discovered it and decided to bring it to you here.
August 26. “Button, are you asleep?”

August 26. “Button, are you asleep?”

“Not asleep but on the verge.”

“I have some very interesting stuff to tell you.”

“Tell me before I actually fall asleep. Aren’t you sleepy?”

“A bit.”

“So tell me.”

“The texting lingo, in other words sms or short message sending, is 130 years old!”


“Victorian writers used abbreviations typical of textspeak, according to an exhibition at the British Library.”

“That’s very interesting.”

“According to The Guardian, the London exhibit will have on display a poem printed in 1867 which features a number of acronyms and abbreviations—the same used now while texting. It’s called emblematic poetry and combines letters, numbers and logograms.”

“Where did you read about this?”

“In today’s Mumbai Mirror.”

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