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R u rdy 4 wrlds fastest txt msg?

Reuters News Wire (
Fri, 30 Mar 2007 20:57:14 -0500

Warm up those thumbs.

What's billed as the first text messaging competition will take place
in Los Angeles on Saturday, pitting scores of players in a race to
determine who is the fastest.

The snag is that popular text shorthand will not be allowed.

"Texting has become such a trend and kids are using texting as a form
of communication. It's become like, 'Who can text the fastest?'
Everyone thinks they are a good texter," said Amy Jones, spokeswoman
for organizers LG Electronics.

Players will compete in groups to see who can text set phrases
quickest and without errors, with the winner getting a $10,000 prize
and advancement to the finals in New York City on April 21.

Jones said 150 people had signed up and more were expected on the day.
She said the contest was the first organized text messaging
competition for cash and other prizes.

Copyright 2007 Reuters Limited.

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