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Likewise, such a change sought to accommodate the small number of characters allowed per message, and to increase convenience for the time-consuming and often small keyboards on mobile phones.
In addition, similarly elliptical styles of writing can be traced to the days of telegraphese 120 years back, where telegraph operators were reported to use abbreviations similar to those used in modern text when chatting amongst themselves in between sending of official messages.
Faramerz Dabhoiwala wrote in The Guardian in 2016: "modern usages that horrify linguistic purists in fact have deep historical roots.
It read "Merry Christmas." Papworth had no idea that short message service (SMS) technology would go on to dominate the mobile world, and all but replace phone calls.
Since 1992, messaging has evolved to include images, videos, audio, and even links to websites.