2 Qk 4 U: 13-year-old wins texting competition

by Paul Jay, CBC News Online

A 13-year old from the U.S. won a national texting competition, typing the phrase "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious. If you say it loud enough you'll always sound precocious" from Mary Poppins in 42 seconds.

Morgan Pozgar, of Claysburg, Pa., was crowned LG National Texting champion on Saturday, winning $25,000 US. She defeated nearly 200 competitors to win the award, beating 21-year-old Eli Tirosh of Los Angeles, Calif., in the final.

The reports vary, but Pozgar evidently sent thousands of text messages a month to prepare for the competition.

It's a talent that in another era might have landed a job as a court reporter. But for Pozgar, we suspect she just lost her excuse for not responding immediately to every text she receives.