As with emailing, in the 2010s, the sending of short informal messages has become an accepted part of many cultures.
Our fun chat rooms can be connected through many devices including cell phones, computers and ipads.
Likewise, such a change sought to accommodate the small number of characters allowed per message, and to increase convenience for the time-consuming and often small keyboards on mobile phones.
In addition, similarly elliptical styles of writing can be traced to the days of telegraphese 120 years back, where telegraph operators were reported to use abbreviations similar to those used in modern text when chatting amongst themselves in between sending of official messages.
The Project is currently conducting a survey of teens and their parents and will be releasing the new figures in early 2010.
During one of my first dinners with my host family in Japan, I ran into such a situation — so much food, so little eating stamina.