Srry, Bt Ths Is Nt Eng

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Very strange:

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s high school students will be able to use "text-speak" — the mobile phone text message language beloved of teenagers — in national exams this year, officials said.

Text-speak, a second language for thousands of teens, uses abbreviated words and phrases such as "txt" for "text", "lol" for "laughing out loud" or "lots of love," and "CU" for "see you."

You’ve got to be kidding me.

By the way, I like how the article is written both in English, and (in a box on the side) in "text-speak":

WELLINGTON, nu Zealand — nu Zealands hI skul students wiL b abL 2 uz "text-speak" d mob fone txt msg lngwij beloved of teenz n national exams DIS yr., officials sed.

Text-speak, a 2nd lngwij 4 thouz of teens, uzz abbreviated wrds & frAzez such az "txt" 4 "txt", "lol" 4 ":-d out lowd" o "lots of luv," & "CU" 4 "c U." d muv hz alredi divided students & educators hu fear it c%d damage d eng lngwij.