implied emotional context using pictures, or familiar patterns or diagrams. Text message smiles, design without words that gives meaning to an idea or thought about something.
Shortspeak forces us to confront the seamy side of semiotics, which is the study of nonverbal signs and symbols in semantics and syntactics.(taken from the New York Times Magazine Artical)
Jim: Jennifer Aniston just hooked up with Marko the messenger from the courier service in her trailer.
Sally: Wow! Celeb action is all to thrilling who else would fuck that loser. Quick I'll text Jacob Markos boyfriend! He just hola'd me. How do I put the news?
Jim: What is the word for the face I am making right now?
Sally: I'll shortspeak him use a crooked smiley face. Hope he dosen't bump into Marko later!