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So I know that in modern English, the word "google" is considered a proper verb now. Can the same be said for the word "tweet" (i.e. to post a 140-char message to Twitter)?

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Why not?

Tweet was already a verb meaning "to chirp", and many people are using the secondary definition of "posting to Twitter". Is there a good reason to not consider it a valid usage considering its adoptance by a great amount of people? English is an evolving language, after all.

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  • Exactly! If that's what people use, it's a valid word.
    – b.roth
    Commented Oct 25, 2010 at 15:25
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    Did you intentionally use the word adoptance to make a point?
    – Kosmonaut
    Commented Oct 25, 2010 at 15:53
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    Let's say yes and avoid me the embarrassment. @kos
    – waiwai933
    Commented Oct 26, 2010 at 23:04
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    @waiwai933: Well, I liked it in any case! :)
    – Kosmonaut
    Commented Oct 26, 2010 at 23:35
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I don't see why not. As another example, lots of people have been using the word "text" for years (meaning, of course, "to send a text message.")

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