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Text-Messaging Competitor Misses the Point

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Text-Messaging Competitor Misses the Point

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Condolences to Kevin Taylor. He lost a text-messaging contest at the North Dakota State Fair. Contestants were supposed to type this: "I hope I win the grand prize of $1,000 so I can buy a new phone. Whoo!" Taylor lost because he forgot the exclamation point.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with condolences to Kevin Taylor. He just missed winning a text-messaging contest to the North Dakota State Fair. Contestants were supposed to type on their phones: I hope I win the grand prize of a thousand dollars so I can buy a new phone. Whoo - exclamation point. Mr. Taylor lost because he forgot that punctuation. What he typed in read more like, I hope I win the grand price of $1,000 so I can buy a new phone, whoo.

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