Friday, November 17, 2006

Ever wondered what makes Sam from Sam and the City an "exciting young Australian writer", as she claims in her presumably self penned bio?

"Luv ‘n txt is the first ever published guide to the new phenomenon of text dating, a witty and edgy romp through the love-crazed world of SMS messaging. The book covers everything from how to use text to get a D8, using text to keep a D8, and even how to use txt to ditch a D8. A dictionary of common SMS terms and abbreviations as well as a comprehensive guide to the use and creation of emoticons is included. Covering the txt slip-ups of celebrities Kate Moss, Paris Hilton, Shane Warne and David Beckham and describing the tragically hilarious situations such slip-ups have created, advice is given on how to avoid common txt slip-ups like the drunken txt and txting to the wrong number ... oops! ;-P"

Note that she also incorrectly uses 'lieu':

"Yet despite being a generation who flits from relationship to relationship and delays marriage in lieu of fast hookups and casual sex, it seems we're all still striving for one common goal: to love and be loved. As the age old axiom goes, "The heart wants what the heart wants".

I'm not normally interested in grammar myself, but she irritates me so...

2 comments:

Catherine said...

I appreciate the fact that she throws in a smiley at the end - just to show that she can speak SMS like a native.

Bowling Ball said...

Really, doesn't the book sound awful? A WHOLE BOOK. Maybe it's all written in txt speak...

Hope the rest of the party was fun!