Texting celebrates its 21st birthday today, remaining the most popular form of communication.

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The world’s first ever text message was sent on December 3, 1992 when Neil Papworth, a software programmer from Reading, sent an early festive greeting to a colleague.

As mobile phones didn’t have keyboards then, Papworth typed the message “Merry Christmas” on a PC and sent it to Richard Jarvis’ mobile phone.

21 years later we want to know your memories of texting that has gone wrong. Post your texting mishaps in the comments section below.

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  • I once sent a text message.

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    NigelS

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • I have a really funny one...I once text 'Good Afternoon' to my wife when I was away on business and it it should have said 'Good Morning' because is wasn't even midday when I sent it!

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    AE

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • I've not really texted much. But I've sent dozens of pertinent messages to Archant Comments that have vanished without any reason given.

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    Cyril the Canary

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  • I remember sending a couple of texts in the early days and thinking that it would never catch on....

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    Lord Elf

    Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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