DelewareOnline reports that beginning this year, New Zealand high school students will be able to use "textspeak" on national exams, which means that points won't be deducted if a student types "l8" for "late," etc. Proponents of the move argue that efficiency is smart, because it allows users to communicate more ideas at a faster pace. Predictably, others are horrified at the development, claiming that it will lead to the erosion of language is spreading to the classroom, one locale where it should be the safest......

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