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Teenager Wins National Texting Championship - Shocked?

Teenager Wins National Texting Championship - Shocked?

A 13-year-old text wiz, Morgan Pozgar, of Pennsylvania, won the first annual LG National Texting championship this past weekend, beating out Eli Tirosh (seen below in maroon robe), who was the LG West Coast Texting Champion. Apparently, the youngster beat out 200 other texters by typing "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" in a record 15 seconds. Pozgar, who says she averages "more than 8,000 text messages per month," also took home the grand prize of $25,000 reports the Washington Post. She later told the AP, "I'm going to go shopping and buy lots of clothes." Hey, geek is chic, right?

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text4life text4life 8 years
I can so text faster than a 13 year old girl and i am younger then her. I just tried to type supercalifragilisticexpialidocious on my mom's cell. I did it in 9 seconds!! (I memorized how to spell it) it was so easy!
bunnystack bunnystack 9 years
8,000 text messages a month? Hold the eff up. Aren't text messages for most phone companies like 10¢ each? Hmm, 8,000 x 10¢ = $800! So, $800 ALONE for text messages. Granted I'm sure her parents have a plan with unlimited texting [they'd be CRAZY not to: $800 x 12 = $9600, which means it would amount to almost $10,000 a year if they didn't...crap, that's like half of a teacher's salary! Anyway...]. But that's besides the point. She's 13! I would NEVER let my child do something that ridiculous. And instead of giving $25,000 to some idiotic, spoiled little girl, why not give it to a developing country instead? That $25,000 could have gone to MUCH better use. Damn, I HATE the USA. Oh, and colormesticky, I agree, Japan would DEFINITELY kick this kid's ass if it came down to an international tournament.
Briana83 Briana83 9 years
Ok, even the SPELLING BEE prize isn't THAT much. The big prize was $5000 when I was in it, and is now double that - It's been 10 years, so inflation kicked in!
XDeexDeeX XDeexDeeX 10 years
Wow. In 15 seconds!!!
LaylaCams LaylaCams 10 years
25,000 for TEXTING!? Give me a flipping break.
SU3 SU3 10 years
:jawdrop: Impressive and crazy all at the same time. That's a ridiculous amount of money for a competition like that IMO
jendudley jendudley 10 years
that is STILL a dayum lot of texts!
Jennie Jennie 10 years
I wish I'd known about this! I'm pretty text addicted, even had to switch to the unlimited texts plan! Nothing better than texting/messanger on the go :D
Robyn-Tang Robyn-Tang 10 years
That's seriously crazy.
tvjunkie45 tvjunkie45 10 years
Heck I don't even own a cell phone. What does a 13 year old need to sent 8000 text messages a month for. What happened to face to face interactions.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 10 years
She was interviewed on a local Pittsburgh radio show this morning and said she wanted to clarify the 8000 text message number--She sends *only* 4000 (or so) and the others are responses that she receives from those she has sent messages too. Oh, and she complained that her thumbs were sore today.
verily verily 10 years
Sorry. Part of me is still astounded by the fact that this kid is texting that much on her cell phone in the first place. At 13, all she needs that cell phone for is emergencies and staying in touch with her parents. Jebus, whatever did we teenagers do without IMing and cell phones a mere 10 to 15 years ago? I hope her parents put that $25k towards the surgery she'll need for correcting her RSI in a few years...
catstarr catstarr 10 years
I'm always amazed watching people text really really fast. but a contest? No thanks.
Megatron Megatron 10 years
1. I hope she uses that 25 grand to pay her parents back for the enormous bill instead of buying clothes that she will out grow in 6 months. 2. Yes, if they had an international competion, Japan would win every time. 3. I love how the former champ is all into it.
amh678 amh678 10 years
The $25K probably wouldn't even put a dent in her parent's phone bill.
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 10 years
Wow, one day I hope I get $25,000 for a useless talent that I possess! Maybe long-distance power-walking in uncomfortable shoes? "Party like a rock star, pound like a porn star, play like an all star!"
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
Wow!
museanima museanima 10 years
partysugar, anyone and everyone. all times of the day, about anything. The only time my 14 year old niece isn't texting is when she is asleep. And i'm convinced that she has some kind of program to do it at that time too!
marissaguenther marissaguenther 10 years
that girl SHOULD be putting some of that money away for college...wow, the mom in me just came out.
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Who is this little girl sending 8000 texts to per month???
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
1) What a ridiculous amount of money for such a useless skill. 2) If they ever have an international championship, Japan will kick her ass.
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