Do you realise we use Eurospeak
And short forms so that we can meet
The imposed restrictions when we tweet?
Twitter rules OK this week!
It’s now gone public, issued shares;
Is there anyone who cares
Among the millions who debate
Trivia or affairs of State?
Abbreviations replace text
Ampersands and symbols vex
Those of us who master spelling,
But this new fashion is compelling.
There’s OMG and IDC
And LOL, both coarse and twee
Take asterisks, and other signs
Which stand together in long lines …
I can’t make head or tail of these
Are they swearwords? Tell me please.
A Twitter account is now a must
140 characters – or bust!
(c) Poet in the woods 2013
Went public after 7 years
on Nov 7th, 2013 - share price started at $45.10!