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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Mar 3, 2003

Found this on the German \'Partnertrans\' list - this might turn out to be a market niche, actually... being able to transcript SMS shorthand:

(Although the site is in German - well, in principle - you\'ll get the gist of it,1518,238539-2,00.html

This was picked up by the BBC:

...featuring an ultra-shortened version of the Lord\'s Prayer (!).

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María Alejandra Funes
Local time: 01:56
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:-) Mar 3, 2003


This is really \"interesting\" for us, the translators. Is has also been discussed in the Spanish forum. Have a look:



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langnet  Identity Verified
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2B or not 2B... Mar 3, 2003

that is the question:

Whether \'tis nobler in the mind to suffer

The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,

Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,

And by opposing end them?...

Könnte mir einer den Rest in SMS übersetzen? ))

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Parrot  Identity Verified
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Tennyson looks better in SMS Mar 3, 2003

So graphic!

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Katherine Zei  Identity Verified
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Langnet's challenge Apr 1, 2003

2B or not 2B

that is the ?:

Whether \'tis nobler in the mind 2 suffer

The slings and > of $$$$$,

Or to take arms vs. a C of troubles,

And by opposing end them?

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Another attempt at the challenge May 10, 2003

2B or not 2B

that is ?

it +nobl in mind 2 suffr

The slngs and arrows of BAD frtune

Or take arms vs. a C of trbles,

And so end\'em?

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