A LEADING bar chain has decided to make communication by mobile phone even easier by issuing customers with a new text message dictionary.

Yates's decided to ease customers' finger strain after recent figures showed that more than three quarters of a billion text messages were sent in the UK during December alone.

Now the free pocket-sized booklet is every mobile user's dream, with abbreviations on how to say 'I love you', 'surprise', 'licking my lips', and 'I am drunk'.

The booklet is available until stocks last, from Yates's in Church Street, Blackburn, and Parker Lane, Burnley.

Customers who pick up a copy will also be eligible to enter a free prize draw to win the latest edition Ericsson R380.