Verbing text

Subject: Verbing text
From: Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 13:23:10 -0400

The word "text" has now become a verb. Although I do not use the feature
on my cell phone, apparently there are many who do. In school, it's a
neat way of passing notes to other students, something that was /streng
verboten/ when I was a wee lad.

Immediately the question arises, what are the principle parts of the
verb "to text"?

Present: text
Past (and pret?): texted, texed, text, textated, taxed, texxt - the
possibilities are endless. I prefer, "Sent a text message to."

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Am I into a useful question here, or am I slowly becoming unhinged?

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