As I listen to conversations, I am fascinated with the development of our language. One new word being used is “texted”. In reality, text is a noun. Any attempt to make it a verb is an interesting experiment, but the reality is “I did text him” is correct whereas, “I texted him” isn’t. Nevertheless, “texted” seems to be growing in popularity even if it isn’t correct.
Another different word is “conversate”. There is no word “conversate” in the dictionary, but as much as I hear it being used, it will probably be there in a few years.
The word “prioritize” didn’t exist until the political campaign of 1979, and now it is part of life. So I guess I need to PRIORITIZE my TEXTED information so I can CONVERSATE properly. No wonder the Brittish say we don’t speak English, we speak American.
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