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New York teen wins LG Texting Championship

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New York teen wins LG Texting Championship
13 year-old Brianna Hendrickson has won the LG U.S. National Texting Championship, winning $50,000. She will now move on to compete in the LG Text For Good Challenge, where she could double her winnings, and win an additional $50,000 for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. Brianna will also move on to compete in the 2011 LG Mobile World Cup, which South Korea won in 2010.

Brianna won the competition against an initial pool of 500,000 contestants, competing in events such as Text Attack, Blind Texting, Text Blitz and Do U Spk Txt. All the contestants used LG Ally devices, copying phrases and sentences as they appeared on the screens over head.

New for 2010, the competition also included a category for parents and caregivers, who won their trip to the New York competition by playing online qualifiers at LG's Championship Facebook page. The category was added in response to survey findings that 41% of parents feel that texting makes them more connected to their teens.

In the end, Brianna won by typing the following phrase in only 60 seconds: "Old McDonald had a farm, Ei, ei, oh! And on this farm he had a champ. W/a txtr here, and BFF there. Here a text, there a text, erywhere a text-text!" How fast can you do it?

source: PR Newswire

New York teen wins LG Texting Championship

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. messiah (Posts: 438; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)

Last sentence "everywhere" is typed incorrectly. And it isn't text type slang either. Apparently the 13 year old can spell the phrase correctly but phone arena editors can't?

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 07:16

5. MattAgh (unregistered)

Are you a moron? It's a song you might know as "Old Mcdonald Had A Farm". How uneducated can you possibly be?

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 08:45

7. derp (unregistered)

i think you completely missed his point. maybe you should wake up first before posting.

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 11:47

8. VZWINDIRECTREP (unregistered)

I think "everywhere" was mis spelled on purpose, when you text generally you leave out characters so erywhere would be a condensed verison of the word

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 04:51

2. boriqua2000 (Posts: 122; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)

i couldn't even read that freakin phrase in 60 seconds

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 06:00

3. HockeyDood (Posts: 74; Member since: 14 May 2010)

And we wonder why the nation's children are getting dumber and dumber......

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 07:05

4. derp (unregistered)

she should have won an award for being able to complete the text without the phone randomly power cycling mid message. LG's trademark in the cellphone industry.

posted on 22 Sep 2010, 07:53

6. lookitdisguy (Posts: 32; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


posted on 22 Sep 2010, 22:55

9. creativegamer71 (unregistered)

This shows how dumb the younger generation is getting

posted on 28 Dec 2010, 09:22

10. Alexis (unregistered)

I go to school with her! She did that sentence in 35 seconds, actually. And she isn't dumb at all! She gets As and Bs, averagely.

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