Fifteen-year-old Kate Moore says the key to her texting success is "all in the thumbs."
The Des Moines, Iowa, teenager is the new LG U.S. National Texting Championship winner. She beat out 20 other finalists from around the country on Tuesday and takes home $50,000 for her speedy and accurate texting.
Over two days, Moore outperformed other contestants at challenges such as texting blindfolded and texting while maneuvering through a moving obstacle course.
In the final showdown, she beat 14-year-old Savannah, Ga., resident Morgan Dynda. Both girls had to text three lengthy phrases without making any mistakes on abbreviations, capitalization or punctuation.
Every one of the contestants got a question wrong. None of them knew that PAW is text-speak for "parents are watching."
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