The ‘Times’ Must Keep a Teen Translator on Retainer

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This passage about teenage Internet usage was just so Times-y it made us LOL. “The study describes two early Facebook messages, or ‘wall posts,’ by teenagers who eventually started dating. First, the girl posted a message saying, ‘hey … hm. wut to say? iono lol/well I left you a comment … u sud feel SPECIAL haha.’ (Translation: Hmm … what to say? I don’t know. Laugh out loud. Well I left you a comment … You should feel special.)” Aw. Come here, you big lug. [NYT]