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“That’s Totally Book!”

By posted at 7:26 pm on January 21, 2007 1

If you hear kids throwing the word “book” around a lot more than you’re used to, don’t assume that a new literary craze is sweeping the land. According to some cultural observers, “book” is becoming a substitute for “cool” thanks to the pervasive influence of text messaging.

As some of you are no doubt aware, when the “T9” predictive text function is activated your cell phone will try to guess the word you’re typing as you key it in on those frustrating number keypads. As it turns out, when you try to type in “cool” – that is, 2-6-6-5 – phones will, by default, suggest “book,” and, according to some, the kids are running with it, and “book” has become another word for “cool.” So, all you teachers out there, your work is officially done. Books are now cool, literally. (via Zorn)

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One Response to ““That’s Totally Book!””

    at 5:57 pm on January 25, 2007

    Here in Western Canada the University crowd my son "runs,hangs" with use the term "let's book" to mean "let's jet" which I understand means "let's go"…gotta run I'm "sking the weeb".

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