I can, have, and will continue to text. I prefer texting to talking on the phone, unless I need to rant. However, “text-speak” annoys the ever-loving bugabear outta me! *breathes slowly* This blogger, however, wrote a really good post about abbreviations and their role in language development. I still hate text-speak (and for the record I think she still does too) but its interesting to view it through the particular lens she presented. Source: Is Texting Ruining our Language?