The Spend Matters Gift Guide: Teaching Teens Not to Text-Talk

Wondering what presents to procure this holiday season? The Spend Matters Gift Guide offers suggestions on what to give your friends, family or your boss this year. Today's gift suggestion comes from Nancy Clinton, editor of Spend Matters UK/Europe.

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A concise electronic dictionary of how to speak properly for the texting teenager in your life. A handy little, skinny-ripped-jeans-pocket-sized electronic dictionary aid for the "hard-of-speaking" to help with those tricky words, like "with" or "through." Ideal for when you find yourself in those tiresome situations when you have to articulate the spoken word as it appears to the rest of humanity – like when ordering a ticket for a train that goes all the way "through" to town, or buying your 97th pair of "Vans" at Hard Edge "with" the logo on. You can simply speak the word "wiv" or "fru" into the device, and it will, as if by magic, say the word back to you as grown-up members of the human race might understand it.

It will even print the word in actual letters just in case you need to write on a form, and you will see that a "v" is actually interpreted as a "th" – it’s amazing what you will learn and you don’t even have to think about it or even raise your eyes from your iPod Touch or iPhone 5c while texting your friend 3 feet away. And, you can even say one of your whole "requestions" into it and it will translate it for your parents.

Never again will you have to explain: “Cn I hang wiv the BF just for 2DAY – PLZ say for sho or I’ll be owned infront of her and it’ll be sick from my rents, nim nim nim?”

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