Need and laziness did. ROFL is short for Rolling On Floor Laughing and is part of our new way to communicate with phone texts, emails, and instant messages that forced us non-typists to type, type, type. And of course we soon found ways to make all that texting easier on ourselves, with our universally understood computer/texting acronyms. For example, ask me my ASL - What you expect me to write a short biographical paragraph or two? - ASFAYC ASL is WTMI (need a translation?)
Yes, it has come to that. In June of 2009, Kate Moore, a fifteen years old from Des Moines, Iowa, won the best-of-three finals round of LG's U.S. National Texting championship. BTW did you know that fourty-two percant of teens say they can text with their eyes closed? According to a recent Wall Street JournaL article, "LG representatives said that more than 250,000 people competed this year, with online competitions testing speed and accuracy, "text-ins" during MTV programs, and live qualifying events in cities around the country." So when can this sport be expected at the Olympics, I ask?
Texting all Inventors
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