The Word Tweet

Is the word Tweet a word?  It is definitely a colloquialism not meant for formal speech or writing.  There is such a thing as a Tweet, but technically, you shouldn’t use it for formal speeches or writing.

Just FYI.  Why don’t you “tweet” this.

Read this article if you want to read more about this.

2 thoughts on “The Word Tweet

  1. Be very careful in using this word in British English, as it has close connotations to Twit, a person of restricted mental and social ability. In some parts of the UK (North of England), in New Zealand and Australia, the vowel ‘i ‘ is often pronounced as ‘ee’, so the confusion escalates.

    1. I will definitely keep that in mind as I interact with the British.
      I went to wedding about 2 years ago where my Jamaican friend married a Brit. We were talking about “walking the dog” – and all the British guys were laughing at me. I think I had mentioned that i enjoyed walking the dog with my mother in law. Oh man did I get an education.

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