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Updated May 1, 2012 - 7:24 am

OMG: More 'text-speak' showing up in schoolwork

PHOENIX -- A new poll said that texting and tweeting lingo are creeping into teenagers' schoolwork.

Responding to a poll at Edutopia.org, 54 percent of the educators surveyed said they've seen texting language cropping up in assignments.

"Our teachers see abbreviations and some of the more texting slang speak in the more informal assignments," said Kyle Ross, Director of Instructional Technology with the Scottsdale Unified School District. "It's not as much as you might think in the formal academic writing."

Ross said some of the common text slang they see includes "lol," for laugh out loud, or using symbols in place of words, such as "&" instead of writing out "and."

Some educators said the slang in assignments is becoming commonplace, but Ross said it's not a problem -- when teachers see it, they correct the kids.

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