Who WANS2B a Poet?

Is "u" a valid English word? if so, can "U mke me blush" pass as a line of poetry? Britain's Guardian newspaper thinks it qualifies. Victor Keegan, the newspaper's Online editor, last week announced the winner of its first text message poetry competition. Hetty Huges, a 22-year-old university student, won the $1,500 prize for her text poem:

"txtin iz messin/mi headn'me englis/try2rite essays/they all come out txtis. gran not plsed w/letters/shes getn/swears i wrote better b4 comin2uni. &she's african."

Nearly 7,500 telepoems were submitted, written in funky shorthand and sent via mobile phone keypad, during...

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