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  • noun An abbreviation used in text messaging.


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text +β€Ž -ism


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  • Further, say the researchers, high levels of 'textism' use actually indicate higher reading ability and phonological awareness in 8-12-year-olds.

    TG Daily 2010

  • I know what I like (Fibonaci flash wonderful from textism)

    Vitro Nasu » 2005 » June 2005

  • I know what I like (Fibonaci flash wonderful from textism)

    Him – e.e. cummings + Fibonacci 2005

  • I really enjoyed looking at the pictures on the textism site: they're whimsical and loose and very funny.

    D-E-F-G Bruce Schauble 2007

  • The researchers conclude from this that more sophisticated literacy skills are needed for textism use - although another interpretation might be that they've just learned more rubbish from their friends as they've got older.

    TG Daily 2010

  • also, blogs to link permanently, one of these days in addition to kottke, meg, owillis & mathowie, of course: stavros, caveat lector, jacob from DE. also textism, the head lemur and the eff weblog.

    ack! - emergency weblog; or: epersonae; or: elaine nelson 2002

  • Hi, I love your writing style, it’s easy and cheers the sole, a bit like another France based blog (textism. com) that I like to read now and then.

    fraud 2008

  • "We were surprised to learn that not only was the association strong, but that textism use was actually driving the development of phonological awareness and reading skill in children.

    TG Daily 2010


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