Speech is such a hassle, what with the mouth movements, facial expressions and eye contact.

History is just littered with opportunities where texting would have come in handy.

This comic was illustrated by Kiersten Essenpreis, a New York-based artist who draws and blogs at YouFail.com. For more laughs, check out our previous Mashable Comics.

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