Monday, March 23, 2009

Words Never Used on Twitter

WHITECOLLAR REDNECK

Rich Galen, noting the archaic usage of the word "benighted" in a New York Times editorial, suggests that it's probably a word that's never appeared on Twitter. I'd guess he's right - I wonder what other perfectly good English words have never made the leap to Twitter?



10 comments:

ONTRI said...

I don't know what benighted means which is probably why I'm more likely to read information on Twitter than from the NYT. Also why Twitter will sell for over a billion dollars and the NYT will continue to bleed cash

Mithridates said...

I'm sure "Ted Kenedee two benighted by queen" showed up on twitter at some point.

Rich Galen said...

As I wrote in the column:

To save you the time on this busy Monday I looked it up for you. According to Merriam-Webster's Third Unabridged:

Benight: To envelop in intellectual, moral, or social darkness

Phutatorius said...

. . . as in "this benighted blog."

Phutatorius said...

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocius is hard to fit into a tweet . . .

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