Another study from Nazi Germany...oops...Australia, says that short text messages are more difficult to decipher than regular English...
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University of Tasmania lecturer Nenagh Kemp asked 55 undergraduate students to compose, and then to read aloud, text messages in English and in "textese."
While students were significantly faster using textese, it took almost half the number of students twice as long to read these messages aloud than messages written in proper English.
The students also made more errors reading the textese messages compared to the ones written in English.
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So thr! Dat ws 2 kewl 4 wds...Wat? Wat?