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Definition: ‘Language regarded as characteristic of text messaging and other forms of electronic communication, often consisting of abbreviations, acronyms, emoticons or emojis, etc.’

Fun fact: textspeak has so thoroughly permeated our daily vocabulary that in 2015, the OED named the laughing face emoji the ‘word of the year.’ According to data from Oxford University Press, that emoji was the most used pictograph in 2015, compromising nearly 20 per cent of emoji use in the United States and the UK.

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Source: RD.com


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