Who needs Pig Latin:
LONDON (Reuters) - R U cycle? Book! Fancy an adds down the sub? There's a gr8 new carnage.
It may look like gobbledegook, but the most streetwise of teenagers would have no trouble translating and responding to it in kind.
A new language is being developed by mobile phone-addicted kids based on the predictive text of their treasured handsets.
Key words are replaced by the first alternative that comes up on a mobile phone using predictive text -- changing "cool" into "book", "awake" into "cycle", "beer" into adds", "pub" into "sub" and "barmaid" into "carnage".
Those expressing excitement with the old-fashioned text phrase "woohoo!", now use the far more hip "zonino!" instead.
The replacement words -- technically paragrams, but commonly known as textonyms, adaptonyms or cellodromes -- are becoming part of regular teen banter.