Friday, June 17, 2011
Tweet, twitter, twit
Cyber-developer (originator of TWITTER), Jack Dorsey, came across the word, TWITTER, meaning, ‘a short burst of inconsequential information’ and liked it. Now TWEETING is a world wide phenomenon.
But to TWIT (to tell tales or blab) emerged 1630 - 1669. The act of TWITTING (good humoured censure) dates back to 1500-1569 according to the Oxford English Dictionary.
Now that is a bit of inconsequential information, isn't it?
But I like the bird on the bowsprit.
Marg - on TWITTER but not a regular Tweeter.
Recently, I joined facebook and much prefer that social network.