CCC '07 J2 - I Speak TXTMSG

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Points: 3
Time limit: 2.0s
Memory limit: 256M

Problem type
Canadian Computing Competition: 2007 Stage 1, Junior #2

Text messaging using a cell phone is popular among teenagers. The messages can appear peculiar because short forms and symbols are used to abbreviate messages and hence reduce typing.

For example, LOL means "laughing out loud" and :-) is called an emoticon which looks like a happy face (on its side) and it indicates chuckling. This is all quite a mystery to some adults.

Write a program that will continually input a short form and output the translation for an adult using the following translation table:

Short Form Translation
CU see you
:-) I'm happy
:-( I'm unhappy
;-) wink
:-P stick out my tongue
(~.~) sleepy
TA totally awesome
CCC Canadian Computing Competition
CUZ because
TY thank-you
YW you're welcome
TTYL talk to you later

Input Specification

The user will enter text to be translated one line at a time. When the short form TTYL is entered, the program ends. Users may enter text that is found in the translation table, or they may enter other words. All entered text will be symbols or uppercase letters. There will be no spaces and no quotation marks.

Output Specification

The program will output text immediately after each line of input. If the input is one of the phrases in the translation table, the output will be the translation; if the input does not appear in the table, the output will be the original word. The translation of the last short form entered TTYL should be output.

Sample Input


Sample Output

Canadian Computing Competition
I'm happy
talk to you later


  • 0
    R_G  commented on July 18, 2024, 2:06 p.m.

    Bro i spent 2 hrs on this code before i put flase instead of false

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    maxcruickshanks  commented on Dec. 18, 2022, 4:33 a.m.

    Since the original data were weak (and malformed), the data were updated, and all submissions were rejudged.

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    Badmode  commented on Nov. 25, 2020, 6:18 p.m. edit 5

    Here are the translations for each TXTMSG, in Python dictionary:

    txt_diction = {'CU': 'see you', ':-)': "I'm happy", ':-(': "I'm unhappy", ';-)': 'wink', ':-p': 'stick out my tongue', '(~.~)': 'sleepy', 'TA': 'totally awesome', 'CCC': 'Canadian Computing Competition', 'CUZ': 'because', 'TY': 'thank-you', "YW": "you're welcome", 'TTYL': 'talk to you later'}