MUST be real main-stream now 🙂
From the England Telegraph
Twitter gains entry in dictionary
Twitter has gained academic respectability with inclusion in the Collins English Dictionary.
The social networking tool, which has 1.8 million users, will be listed in the 30th anniversary edition to be published later this year.
The website, which allows users to send brief online updates to their friends and family, will appears as both a noun and a verb.
The entry under noun will read: “a website where people can post short messages about their current activities” and under verb it will read: “to write short messages on the Twitter website”.
The word Twitterati, referring to users of the website, will also be entered, as will Twitterverse, which defines the website and its users.
Elaine Higgleton, Collins editorial director, told the Daily Mail: “Hardly a day goes by when you don’t see some Twitter-related article. Hence I find it entirely unsurprising that this year we have not one Twitter-related entry in the dictionary, but three.”
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