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What is the proper word/phrase for SMS style language? Then one's which are commonly used while sending text messages, containing shortened words, phonetic spelling, multiple punctuations (????????????? instead of ?) etc.

Something like:

i dun feel the same way about any1 else + i kinda hate galz now , ......i dun want any of em now......my parents want to but i dun .......

I was guessing improper but wasn't sure.

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That's generally referred to as textspeak (or txtspk, if you want to be ironically self-referential). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMS_language –  Hellion Jan 10 at 21:35

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Jargon is the technical term.

There's an exhaustive list on the Wikipedia page for the subject:

txt-speak, txtese, chatspeak, txt, txtspk, txtk, txto, texting language, txt lingo, SMSish, txtslang,or txt talk

Some even consider it a unique dialect of the English language.

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If you don't want to use a pejorative term, "jargon" is a set of terms and phrases with special meanings for a closed group.

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