Monday, June 17, 2013

"Tweet" became an official word in Oxford English Dictionary !


It's official now! The word "Tweet" became an official verb and noun in Oxford English Dictionary. Oh lord, what else is missing? Will we start saying in a middle of a conversation "I retweet what she/he said!" lol
I wonder how google is going to translate this word!

The OED's definition now includes both the verb and noun usage of the word "Tweet" on Twitter:
  • intr. To make a posting on the social networking service Twitter. Also: to use Twitter regularly or habitually. 
  • trans. To post (a message, item of information, etc.) on Twitter. Also: to post a message to (a particular person, organization, etc.)
The OED has traced the word back to 2007, nearly a year after the launch of the social networking phenom, where it originated among Twitter users to refer to the act of writing a message on Twitter, as well as the messages themselves.



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