Linguist Says Text Messaging May Help You Spell Better

Lara Spencer reports the buzziest stories of the day in "GMA" Pop News.
2:59 | 03/09/15

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a poppin'? This first story hopefully will ease parents' fears out there. Thinking of texting puppy emoej jis might have detrimental effect but you might be wrong. A professor has written more than 100 books says that text messages might help smell better. Might help people spell better. He says the millennial generation is Reading with all the technology at our fingertips. No excuses for typos, people. The best texters he says are the best spellers. That is according to a language expert. It gives me sol his. Who knows if it's true or not. I would like to believe. Yeah, the auto correct throw as monkey wrench in the whole thing. You see when it's wrong because you get that red line. I'm learning. I'm learning. And sometimes the auto-correct can do you wrong. That's a whole other story. Can be your friend or foe. Investigating that. Thank you, George. The thing is coming out. Speaking of Reading, the man behind children's books, like Mathilda had some words of wisdom for a young writer who asked him for his help with a writing assignment. Jay Williams who is 51 posted that letter that doll responded to online. It went viral. He posted it in honor of world book day. In the letter doll writes dear, jay, you are asking too much of me. You must realize I get an awful lot of these letters and you can't expect me to write your thesis for you. He also writes, I have read your story. I don't think it's bad but you must stop using too many adjectives. Doll suggested Williams study American writers like hemmi Hemmingway, Hawthorne and Powell. And thank you, jay for sharing that little bit of history from one of our favorite writers. Breaking news overnight -- Breaking news? You heard me right. A group of 790 Australians has just set the world record for the world's largest skinny dip. Cracking the previous record of 744 kin any dippers. You're not going to show? You're going to have to take my word for it, George. We would show you the video but it would take a lot of pixel eating. She wouldn't beartosit on the sidelines. She reported if you weren't naked you were a odd man out. The event was organized as a fundraiser for eating disorders. The world record has been set. We're going to take your word for it. That is breaking "Pop news." Thank you, Lara. I guess I missed the video. No. No. George, trust me, thank me later for not showing the video. Congratulations.

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