Talk:twitter

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Tea room discussion[edit]

Note: the below discussion was moved from the Wiktionary:Tea room.


We have a definition of the microblogging sense of the verb. But what do you call an individual "message"? Is that also a "twitter", or maybe a "twit"? It seems to be twittata in Italian, but I haven't added the noun sense yet. SemperBlotto 10:48, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

I believe it's a "tweat". Conrad.Irwin 10:51, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Ah - we have it as tweet. Now I'm wondering about twitterati. SemperBlotto 10:57, 12 March 2009 (UTC
Why does this deserve any kinder treatment than all the entries and senses that are summarily deleted as neologisms? DCDuring TALK 11:17, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Huh? If they have three independent citations in durably-archived media, spanning at least a year, we certainly shouldn't be deleting them, and AFAIK we haven't. (Possible exception: the exceedingly problematic "santorum".)-- Visviva 11:53, 12 March 2009 (UTC)
Yes, we welcome neologisms; it's only protologisms that get the chop. SemperBlotto 11:59, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

One who twits[edit]

Webster 1913 has a separate noun: "One who twits, or reproaches; an upbraider." I haven't been able to hunt this down among the more common senses. Equinox 23:18, 25 May 2013 (UTC)