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VintageGardenia Tue 28-Oct-08 14:45:20

I've seen it so often on this site - the past tense of "text" as "text".

"I text him and told him..."

It's irritating.

That's all, really. I know it's new as a verb but surely the past tense is "texted". Or properly "I sent him a text message..."

ShinyPinkPumpkin Tue 28-Oct-08 14:45:46


MurderousMarla Tue 28-Oct-08 14:46:43

Oh I hate it too, and it sounds awful so I'm continually baffled as to why people use it!

theinsider Tue 28-Oct-08 14:48:13

Wouldn't texted be ok as the past tense of the verb "to text" which I would think of as a proper verb in the 21st century?

VintageGardenia Tue 28-Oct-08 14:52:40

Yes "texted" would be ok, it's the use of "text" as a past tense which is like a seed in my teeth.

theinsider Tue 28-Oct-08 14:55:11

I completely agree VG, I've noticed it a few times myself.

Suspect the perps are thinking in terms of "texed". (wrong I know, just speculating)

VintageGardenia Tue 28-Oct-08 15:06:45

LOL @ perps! grin

dismemberingdora Tue 28-Oct-08 15:09:46

annoying I agree. But not as annoying as
"I turned around and said..." and then
"He turned around and said...".
Emm, so why were you trying to conduct a conversation back-to-back then? grin

MurderousMarla Tue 28-Oct-08 15:24:21

LOL dismemberingdora, whenever I hear that I can't help but picture the people in question spinning as they talk

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