A friend of mine recently showed me a text message from her boyfriend. "I luv u," it said. As she cooed over his ability to access his deepest feelings, I wondered whether he might access the deeper fact that three fewer letters do not make the romance greater.
However, there is now vast hope for all those who send texts with stunted spellings. And for their children.
Researchers at Coventry University in the United Kingdom decided to test whether those who are stunted texters really are literate-lite.
The academics' paper, published in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology, … Read more