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LongDeadMotherofHorrors Tue 02-Jul-13 20:59:01

Noun - text
Verb - to text
Conjugation of verb in past: "she texted me", not "she text me"

LuisSuarezTeeth Tue 02-Jul-13 21:56:06

I certainly is wicked OP. As my DP is fond of saying; I have documentated all of this grin

Hissy Tue 02-Jul-13 21:58:56

It's texted to those old enough to remember grammar.


MsPickle Tue 02-Jul-13 22:35:28

I suspect that many people are actually using "text'd" when you hear "text" as a past form.

And all words, be they noun, adjective or verb (or variations thereof) are invented...grin

KobayashiMaru Tue 02-Jul-13 22:38:13

Does the pedant in you not notice you have posted in AIBU without actually asking any AIBU?

WafflyVersatile Wed 03-Jul-13 00:07:47

because it sounds like it already has 'ed on the end.


for the record I don't like it either.

Maybe we could start using ''tex'ed'' in our own communications and others will follow.

Similar with 'should have'. People say 'should've'. People hear 'should of' so then they write 'should of'.

Jan49 Wed 03-Jul-13 01:29:27

Surely it isn't really "texted" since it doesn't exist as a verb (or does it?) But "text" as a past tense sounds wrong too. I think "sending a text" is much better. But I do sometimes say "I'll text you". hmm So who decides whether it can be used as a verb or not?

AudrinaAdare Wed 03-Jul-13 01:34:20

I text my DD on Mondays.
I am texting my DD.
I have texted my DD.

Seems fine to me.

Text SPEAK is not okay. It isn't verbal, it's written. It should be called something else. No, I don't know what.

MsPickle Wed 03-Jul-13 08:05:41

Jan-the hive mind decides! For example, Hoover fought (and lost) to have us all use 'vacuum' as the verb to protect their brand of Hoover.

Google on the other hand are delighted to be a verb...

LongDeadMotherofHorrors Wed 03-Jul-13 13:47:08

Kobayash....I think that's a gotcha! I'll pay more attention to detail in the future. blush

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