touch-tone as verb

Erin McKean editor at VERBATIMMAG.COM
Fri Jul 19 15:05:06 UTC 2002

I went to activate a new credit card last night and was told to
"touch-tone or say" my card number, the verification code, the last
four digits of my SSN, etc.

Not listed as a verb in NOAD, OED, AH4, or MW10, but I like it! I've
been trying to think of a figurative use that doesn't sound
salacious, but I can't. I don't know if that's my problem, or a
problem of English. Oh, well.

--Erin McKean
editor at

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