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Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland We don't know if Richard McKeon, who has worked for Johnston Mooney & O'Brien bakery since 1975, uses textspeak but we do admire his balancing act while delivering bread on Dublin's Baggot Street.
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The Burning Question*: Is txtspk eva OK?
Let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

WE KNOW HOW you feel.

It’s Monday, the bank holiday is wrapping up and, for some, it never happened.

So do like we do here in HQ and get stuck into a serious debate on one of life’s most pressing issues.


This week: Textspeak – don’t you just love/hate it?

There’s a time and a place for everything, but some would argue that doesn’t apply to the shortened, phonetic language that has infiltrated the world of text messages – and beyond.

How do you feel about it?

Is textspeak – txtspk to the kids – ever alright?

Poll Results:

C. I never use it at all (3292)
B. Yes, but only in text messages (1415)
D. I am not familiar with what sounds like a barbarian concept (481)
A. Ya, on evryting, al d time (51)

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