Shakespeare it's not, but young people are still trying to be romantic through phone speak.

This article titled “Modern romance for Generation Text, showcased on HeTexted.com” was written by Ally Fogg, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 11th October 2012 11.11 UTC

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“Mark but this flea, and mark in this / How little that which thou deniest me is / It suck’d me first, and now sucks thee / And in this flea our two bloods mingled be.”

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“WTF? Perv!!! Haz u got crabz? LOL. Hookup l8r?”

All things considered, we should probably be grateful that John Donne didn’t have BlackBerry Messenger back in 1600. Would our great romantic poets have troubled themselves with erotic odes of seduction if they had SMS or Twitter to hand? In Donne’s case I suspect probably he would, whereas, much as I revere him, I have a strong feeling that Robert Burns would have simply sent a photo of his penis instead(18th-century adult content warning).

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