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Topics: Kids, Language, Texting

Friday, 6 June 2008

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No "LOL" for Miles

Racine, WI - In what appears to be a first since cell phone services began offering a 'texting' feature, a teenager has been found to have been sending messages composed of complete English words and sentences.

Racine sophomore Miles Darlington's unique behavior first came to the attention of locals after his parents happened to glance at the phone screen as their son was typing. "Of course, I was expecting to see 'POS' for 'parent over shoulder', as my daughter always types", says the boy's dad, William. "Instead, I swear, I see him typing 'My father is peering over my shoulder'". I was stunned, of course."

Miles's mother Emily has been no less shocked. "He and his friend had apparently been trading jokes and I just took a quick look to see what was so funny. When I saw 'Laughing out loud' on the screen, spelled correctly, I started to cry. Now I know the joy that Anne Sullivan must have felt when she heard Helen Keller speak her first words."

Currently, psychologists are without an explanation for the behavior. Whether the teen is a prodigy or merely a throwback to a more genteel age is an open question. For the moment, however, you can be sure that the family's cellular provider is very pleased.

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