Give the people a new word, and they think they have a new fact.

Willa Cather

Pardon My … SMS

I’ve been meaning for ages to link to this article about French SMS language. Fascinating. 

Most secondary-school pupils have their own mobile telephones, and they use an abbreviated phonetic language to communicate. A2M1, for instance, means à demain, or “see you tomorrow”. JTM is je t’aime (I love you). Or try:Ta HT 1 KDO? (T’as acheté un cadeau?, or have you bought a present?).