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If the title of this post doesn’t make any sense to you (2U in net speak), you’re not alone. It’s called “net speak” and chances are good your kids are fluent in this techno language. Maybe too fluent.

This “instant messaging-speak” or “IM-speak” emerged more than a decade ago. Used in e-mails and cell phone text messages, most teens are familiar with this tech talk and use it to flirt, plan dates and gossip.

But junior high and high school teachers nationwide say they see a troubling trend: The words have become so commonplace in children’s social lives that the techno spellings are finding their way into essays and other writing assignments.

Source: CNN

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