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Teens and I don ’t text her is because I do the up -and -down letter -thingy, where you have capital,
uppercase lowercase. react to their more stylized writing and ask them to use more traditional formulations. A
high school girl commented: l My mom, she ’s old school too, but she loves texting. But the only reason why I don ’t
text her is because I do the up -and -down letter -thingy, where you have capital,
Interviewer: And she can ’t read that?
And she is very old -fashioned. She ’s like, ‘Don ’t send me a text message like that, ’ so
I just call her. In these cases, calling cuts through the problem. Teens were able to avoid a discussion of
their spelling and grammar with their parents by using the voice function of the phone. In some cases, the parents show proficiency with texting, and are in frequent contact
with their children via this mode of communication. A high school girl noted: l My inbox...
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- Fall '13
- cell phone, American life project, mobile phones