London - Educationists are in a state of alarm after a Scots teenager presented an essay written in the shorthand commonly used in mobile text messages, the Times reported on Monday.
The unnamed 13-year-old girl submitted the essay to a teacher in a state secondary school in the west of Scotland and explained that she found it "easier than standard English".
The essay began: "My smmr hols wr CWOT. B4, we usd 2go2 NY 2C my bro, his GF & thr 3 :- kds FTF. ILNY, it's a gr8 plc."