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August 10, 2009
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Happy New Year to all... http://www.bing.com/search?FORM=WLETDF&PC=WLEM&q=texted&src=IE-SearchBox
QUESTION: I’m sure you’ve been asked this before, but I need to know. What is the past tense of “to text”? And if it has not been officially decided, who decides when new words are part of the dictionary? This certainly needs to be addressed. Thanks. Sincerely, Al Gore/Inventor jk...
RESPONSE: The verb “text” is conjugated according to the normal English pattern, so the past tense would be “I texted.” Here at Merriam-Webster, we have a series of criteria that a word has to meet to be considered for entry in our dictionary. We spend a certain amount of time every day scouring all sorts of published material for examples of new words, and when we find them, they go into our citation database. When we revise our dictionary, we check the database to see if any of these new words have enough support to warrant their entry. For more information on the process and criteria we use to enter words in the dictionary, please visit our Web site at http://www.merriam-webster.com/help/faq/words_in.htm. Daniel Brandon,Associate Editor, Merriam-Webster Inc.
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??? Love reading these, Wish I had more time to post my 3 pence worth!!!
I agree with You Paul 94.7%..........The other blog is more interesting!
Everything can be found on this new 2009 website,using all combos of words like "TEXTED" Many links can be viewed!
Google Search guy found the site that everyones talking about.. See "Texted" being used and and spoken by todays youth!!! Parents approve,Like Myself. www.ThatsNotCool.com
The national AD campaign using Texted and Texual is found on the Parent/Youth/Teen site called Thats not cool . com, when I checked a few minutes ago Google had 18,565,000 HITS!!! WOW! Go figure?
Vote for Paulina... "YOU ROCK GIRL" Let me buy you a round or 2! my email for You.. ImSoVain@Shallow.me She can be a snob if she wants... TEXTED TEXTED TEXTED TEXTED TEXTED TEXTED TEXTED TEXTED TEXTED TEXTED Lol ;)
I agree with you michele, Texted is now the main norm , not Text-ED , The future of the New America is here to stay... UMMM. See Ya!
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