Wednesday, March 04, 2009

It's an Irregular Verb

Twitter. Bah. What's it good for? Sure, everyone wants to the opportunity to blow the cover on your hush-hush fact-finding mission to Iraq, but can it save your life? Evidently not, as one unlucky billionaire found out this week.

Much respect for the earnest tweeter who called for "(no tweets for the next hour)" in memoriam of his fallen friend. A poigniantly modern requiem. Nay, truly, a "tragedy in tweets," as the Guardian puts it. I'll grant them that little turn of phrase if they're willing to make it part of their jounalistic policy to refer to the past tense of tweet as twat.

C'mon, let's all conjugate together: tweet, twit, twat!


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