"u wld thnk txting might encourage poor spelling.
according to a study in the uk u wld b wrong."
Texting has been blamed for many things and I am always interested to see what "research" has to say on the topic. Over at the Core Knowledge blog (quoted above) they link to a BBC report that indicates texting requires the same "phonological awareness" as spelling.
I encourage you to read the full article and post your thoughts over on Core Knowledge or here. Participate in the conversation!