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Yahoo! News - British Girl Baffles Teacher with SMS Essay LONDON (Reuters) - An English essay written by a British teenager in text messaging short-hand has reignited concern among teachers that literacy standards are under threat.

Just as gangsta rap should not be allowed in English essays; SMS shorthand should not be allowed. This sort of argument comes up periodically and should always be thrown out. If you fail a maths test by making up your own formulae, too bad. If you fail an English test for making up your own language, too bad. You are in the class to learn the subject; you are therefor tested on what has been taught in that class. Now to get that through people's skulls.... where's my bat....

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