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The $25,000 text message

13-year-old Morgan Pozgar typed 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocios' to win the first national text messaging competition, and a big cash prize.


NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Next time you see someone typing out a text message, don't assume it's frivolous - that could be a champion in training.

On Saturday, 13-year-old Morgan Pozgar was crowned the first ever National Texting Champion, and awarded $25,000 for her blazing thumbs.

300 competitors vied for the prize, being tested for both speed and accuracy.

Contestants were shown phrases on overhead plasma screens and asked to type them on their handsets exactly as they appeared without typos or abbreviations.

Pozgar's winning phrase was, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocios! Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious. If you say it loud enough you'll always sound precocious."

She had a text message speed of 42 seconds for a 151 character phrase, earning her the title and the cash.

"I am so shocked right now. I send over 4,000 texts every month and can't believe that I actually won the whole competition," said Pozgar in a statement. "Now I want to go shopping."

The contestants used an LG phone with a QWERTY keyboard, as opposed to a cell phone's more limited keyboard. Top of page

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