I'm a total geek when it comes to English Language and I'm slowly working my way through David Crystal's books. This was one that really interested me as text speak is something that really grates, but is also something I used a lot in my teens! This book really gives a great insight to the language used in text messages across the world and sums up how text speak is really just another form of abbreviation - something people have been using for years when it comes to other forms of writing and communication. I found the information about texting in other languages really interesting as it really demonstrates how we all play with language, something which Crystal sees as a positive and I tend to agree. Some of the points felt a little outdated as texting is constantly evolving, but definitely an interesting read.