Back in 1997 the world of sending a text message on your mobile phone was still an unfamiliar one to many people, so Orange thought they’d help people out by doing this.
This is from a 1997 Orange booklet introudcing their messaging service. pic.twitter.com/9zUIDOSl7A
— Jason Hazeley (@JasonHazeley) February 21, 2019
And it’s making us feel very old, a tiny bit nostalgic, but mostly just confused. Some of these really didn’t take off – and with good reason.
To think how much more productive I would have been if only I’d used NETHING.
— Adrian Clark (@adrianclark) February 21, 2019
“With a little imagination you can also convey your emotions using the characters on the phone.” Yes, you can. You can use the letters to make words.
— Liz Rippin (@lizrippin) February 21, 2019
Wow – as historical documents go, this is up there with the Bayeux Tapestry, I reckon. https://t.co/EtbfFJ7n8K
— Caroline Donnelly (@CarrotyD) February 21, 2019
Tbf, BCNU haz survivd becus they r Prisoner fans that use it still 2day.
— — (@AMadmanNotABox) February 21, 2019
WADYA possibly my favourite….
— Mini Mayhew (@minimayhem84) February 21, 2019
Well I just learned what AFAIK means so it has value. https://t.co/a54jpUEUSM
— Danielle (@Pochyemu) February 21, 2019
— Louis Strong (@louisdstrong) February 21, 2019
“WERV U BIN?” translates as “WERV U BIN?” in Glaswegian.
— ShreddedReTweet (@ShreddedReTweet) February 21, 2019
Did people ever say NETHING?? https://t.co/Ns7CiaH3Qn
— Rachel Dibben (@racheledibben) February 21, 2019
— Mike Cooper (@MikeCooperRP) February 21, 2019
To conclude …
The power and beauty of languij https://t.co/XtS7snMXue
— Nick Hide (@nickhide) February 21, 2019