I recently added some friends to Facebook that live in a small town in Texas. The reason I point this out is that I believe it might be a regional thing.
Many people in that area omit the word "is" in sentences. Here is an example:
They sent an image and then included this in chat:
"Just ran across this. It a good pic of [whatever was in the picture]."
I expect to see "is" before "a good pic".
And again, another picture and description:
"This my youngest daughter and her husband."
I expect to see "is" after the word "this".
This is very common with this person, as they also sent this message:
"[Person's name] getting old enough to make [their] own decisions. I know what it like to be a child in middle of divorce."
I expect to see "is" after the person's name as well as after "what it" (or at least the contraction "it's").
Also, they linked to a meme image originally posted by a radio station in Phoenix, AZ that had the following text:
"It's not what's under the Christmas tree that matters, it's who around it."
I would expect to see another "is" (the first one being part of the contraction) after the word "who". Or, even another contraction (who's).
I supply all of these examples to demonstrate the omission. It seems very common to the area. I don't think this is the same situation as this question.
I have lived my entire life (over 40 years) without ever seeing this before. I grew up in the US South (GA - Atlanta area) and I have lived in Arkansas, Arizona, and San Francisco. I point that out to communicate my exposure to local language and usage.
Can anyone shed some light on this? Is this very common, or is it specific to a specific region?