Friday, November 18, 2005

Text Texts!

A question for the "thumb-centric" SMSing generation. To which great work of literature does the following allude?
5SistrsWntngHsbnds.NwMenIn Twn-Bingly&Darcy Fit&Loadd. BigSisJaneFals4B,2ndSisLizH8s DCozHesProud.SlimySoljrWikam SysDHsShadyPast.TrnsOutHes ActulyARlyNysGuy&RlyFancysLiz.
SheDecydsSheLyksHim.Evry1GtsMaryd.
More potted fictions here.

7 comments:

Chet said...

Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

snowdrop said...

sob :'( one of my favourite classics has been reduced to a barely literate paragraph!!!

upset and aghast... and scarily, amused too.

Jane Sunshine said...

Arrrggghhh........

Anisah said...

I guessed it would have been Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Chet confirmed it. I must confess, after arriving at the guessed origins, my head refused to read further for two reason: (1) if it is indeed Austen, I enjoy the original, (2) if it's not, I never like truncated words in SMS to begin with. I still text with complete words, my friends think I'm archaic.

bibliobibuli said...

anisah - i can't use SMSese either and really envy those who can.

Anonymous said...

Gah.. who else would have a guy called "Darcy" ? :) if you read it quickly you can get some very interesting impressions :

1. Jane has false 24Bs ? :)

2. Darcy has a slimy Sony Walkman ?

bibliobibuli said...

argggh anon - what do i do with you? i couldn't ewven begin to try to understand sms speak