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Wired Magazine has a brief on new jargon arising in culture today. One of which is “Cellphone Novel,” which is defined as:

Cellphone Novel n. Literature texted out on a cell phone. Novels have been written and read on handsets in Japan for years, but their leap onto best-seller lists and movie screens is pulling in Westerners eager to jump on the next manga phenom.

I would like to add a second definition, as I have used and found it used to describe when someone writes really long text messages. Yours is quite guilty of writing them. Longer, novel-length text messages, have arisen with smart phones and their QWERTY keyboards, as opposed to the shortened communication commonly used on standard T9 phones. Normally, it is used sarcastically or cynically.

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Written by walonline

April 19, 2008 at 9:12 am

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