The Word Tweet is Added to the Oxford English Dictionary

Twitter_Icon_Round_Edges_PNGThis week, Twitter has finally arrived! The official word, 'Tweet,' has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary and will get full recognition from generations to come.  What's next, a star on Hollywood Boulevard? I'd like to see the bird that gets cast for that role!  Perhaps Big Bird can audition to become the spokesbird for Twitter, just in case Sesame Street gets canned due to budget cuts.

I remember when KIIS FM morning dee jay, Ryan Seacreast started talking about 'tweeting,' and 'hashtags,' and the average listener was thinking, 'What is that?' Next, the celebrities got in on the action and drove traffic to the site, tweeting about their daily musings and pontifications.  Finally, 'everyman' got a Twitter account and we learned how to edit our thoughts into 160 characters or less - a true reflection that our communication style has been reduced to soundbites. In the beginning, the act of tweeting seemed random to anyone over the age of 50, but now Grandmas and Presidents have joined this Twitter conga line.  Many tweets include inspirational quotes, celebrations, brand promotion, and good old-fashioned sharing from one human to another.  This addition marks an evolution in our communication and shows that celebrity has its benefits...power to change and influence culture.

Here it is, the definition of 'Tweet' in the Oxford Dictionary.

Definition of tweet

noun

  • 1 the chirp of a small or young bird:the gentle tweet of a bird can be heard
  • 2 a posting made on the social media website Twitter:he started posting tweets via his mobile phone to let his parents know he was safe

verb

[no object]
  • 1 make a chirping noise:the birds were tweeting in the branches
  • 2 make a posting on the social media website Twitter:she talks about her own life, but she’s just as likely to tweet about budget cuts and Keynesian economics [with object]:she tweeted a picture of them smiling at the camera [with clause]:he tweeted that he would be willing to take a lie detector test [with direct speech]:the president tweeted: ‘After you vote, tell your Facebook friends—“I voted.”’
  • [with object] communicate with (someone) on Twitter:email us, tweet us, go to our blog, and find us on Facebook
http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/tweet

Comments  

 
0 #8 Oshinski & Forsberg 2020-08-05 01:48
I actually really liked looking over this and thanks for the tips - bookmarked!
Quote
 
 
0 #7 Judi Slot Online 2020-07-14 01:04
It's going to ƅe ending of mine day, however befoгe finish I am reading
thiѕ fantastic post to increase my ҝnow-һow.



Can You my weblog ... Judi Slot Online: http://www.Megabandar.pro/
Quote
 
 
0 #6 Aurelio 2020-05-16 08:43
Clearing your entire prоblem iin connection ԝith drainage ѕystem аnd
garbage disposer ѕystem may bring health insurance and happiness tо life.
Ꭲhese factors wiⅼl certɑinly plаce ʏοu аt ease inn term
of your property's plumbing requirements. 1) Saving money оr
spending гead more аbout a fix - Everyone loves to sve lots of money.
Quote
 
 
0 #5 link alternatif judi 2020-04-26 23:39
You're so interesting! I do not believe I've truly read through anything like this before.
So good to find somebody with some genuine thoughts on this subject.

Really.. thank you for starting this up. This site is something that's needed
on the internet, someone with some originality!
Quote
 
 
0 #4 77pkr 2020-04-25 15:49
I have learn a few just right stuff here. Certainly worth bookmarking for revisiting.
I surprise how so much effort you place to create this
sort of wonderful informative website.
Quote
 
 
0 #3 link alternatif judi 2020-04-23 22:20
Link exchange is nothing else however it is only
placing the other person's web site link on your page
at appropriate place and other person will also do same in favor of you.
Quote
 
 
0 #2 link alternatif judi 2020-04-21 15:33
You actually make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to
be actually something which I think I would never understand.
It seems too complicated and very broad for me.
I'm looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!
Quote
 
 
0 #1 Chef Don Pepe 2019-07-24 06:38
Ꮪome product whіch can bbe created wіth natural materials contɑin biscuits, moгe vegetables and ߋther meals tһat lօts of customers ԝill discover
even in tһeir regional shops whіch meals iѕ marked
ɑѕ natural. Muscle tissue ɑгe torn throughout workout routine
wһen thе person finishes whle ᥙsing routines yⲟur еntire body wants
healthy proteins аs ѡell as ߋther nourishment to recover.
Tһere ɑre lots of resources oon tһe internet tߋ purchase specifics
of tһe quantity of calorie in fruit.
Quote
 

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

tall_chik_pr_logo

Connect With Us

facebook_64 Twitter_Icon_Small_-_Round_Edges youtube_64

TallChik Spotlight

Recent Tweets



Submit an Article