Early texting?

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Sat Apr 18 22:53:10 UTC 2009

It's a good find and one I'll keep to share with others, but it's not
texting any more than hollering down a mine shaft is telephoning.

To text means to send character-based messages via a telephone or
computer over an electronic network, the same way to telephone means
to call and converse with someone via the means of a telephone.
Without the medium and devices, you don't have telephoning or texting.

Grant Barrett
gbarrett at worldnewyork.org

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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