1. Is it somehow cooler to write “da” instead of “the” and “nd” instead of “and”?
2. If not, how difficult can it be to key in an extra letter?
3. What kind of twisted mind abbreviates words like "the" but spells out "illuminate" and "prosperous" in full?
From an SMS received today:
Here’s wishing u nd ur loved ones a prosperous Diwali. May da lamps of joy illuminate your world with da sparkles of peace, warmth nd success.(Earlier post on festive SMSes - and how to reply to them - here.)