Interesting Words - Text Speak

To any teenager who thinks text speak is "new", letters have revealed that Queen Victoria regularly used modern-day contractions such as ‘shd’ and ‘wd’, instead of should and would.

(For example, in one note about a visit to Balmoral she wrote:-
‘I have never invited the Duke of Atholl to come over with his men and I think it wd. be better not to do so this year. It wd. entail the encampment of his men in our grounds wh. wd. be inconvenient.’
 Not only that, but she had pretty awful handwriting too:-



I just wish I'd known this at school.  My English teacher always marked down my work because of my poor penmanship.) 

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