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  What are your texting tips for adults?
Updated 27 May 2003, 16.29
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A course has been set up in Birmingham to help confused grown-ups learn all about texting and other mobile phone tricks.

So what are your best texting tips for adults?

Tell us what the adults need to learn?

opening quoteJust let us txt u, then try read it, and copy!

Jst let us txt, n try copi.closing quote

Emma, 15, Leeds

opening quoteOr, alternatively to all the suggestions on here so far, they could just text using normal language, that's what I do... closing quote
Ffion, 13, Suffolk

opening quoteIf at first you don't succeed read the instructions or ask your kids. You can buy text books.closing quote
Amanda, 13

opening quoteThey should say the word and then they will hear what it sounds like..also txt spk takes out a lot of adding vowels to some words will help them figure out what it means.closing quote
Jenna, 13, London

opening quoteUse predictive text input. This saves you from looking like an idiot by avoiding such bizarre sentences as "prdctv txt inpt sux!!! Txt spk is gr8!!!"closing quote
Alex, 15, Manchester

opening quoteJust figure out the sound and swap it for a number or a shoter word. closing quote
Sophie, 10, Gosport

opening quoteDey shud use fings wiv capital letters in frunt! 4 xample Nefink ( anything!)! Dey shud also use da 4 the, dat 4 that and dey 4 they!!!closing quote
Charlotte, 12, Taunton

opening quoteIt's easy, just lose the vowels you don't need, and replace phonics that sound like numbers with real numbers.closing quote
Leah, 13, Reading

opening quoteThey can't understand the resembelance between 'it was great and exciting' and 'it wz gr8 nd exctn' closing quote
Sarah, 13, Ireland

opening quoteif u hav predictive txt input try 2 sav all txt spellings like orkestra and 2moz and fings lik dat.closing quote
Freya, 11,Bristol

opening quoteparents no nothing!!!! they shud no how 2 txt!!closing quote
Charlotte, 16, Pontefract

opening quoteDon't try and use predictive text! I have had many strange texts from my dad involving that invention! closing quote
Laura, 13, Southampton

opening quoteThey should learn cool spellings, it's gr8!closing quote
Philip, 12, Giggleswick

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