[Ads-l] Twitter exchange: Merriam Webster vs Slate

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 9 20:58:15 EDT 2016


"If you're trying to get mad, then you'd better get glad!"



On Fri, Sep 9, 2016 at 1:57 AM, ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com
> wrote:

> BuzzFeed posted an article about a sharp exchange on twitter between
> an editor at Slate and the
> official Merriam Webster twitter account. Further below are the germane
> tweets.
>
> Website: BuzzFeed News
> Timestamp: Sept. 7, 2016, at 3:04 p.m.
> Article: People Can’t Get Over The Dictionary’s — Yes, The
> Dictionary’s — Savage Clapback
> Author: Tasneem Nashrulla (BuzzFeed News Reporter)
>
> http://bzfd.it/2cCGf0f
>
> [Begin tweets]
> Merriam-Webster ‏@MerriamWebster Sep 6
> It's fine to use mad to mean "angry"—even if doing so makes some people
> mad.
>
> Gabriel Roth ‏@gabrielroth Sep 6
> I feel like @MerriamWebster is turning into the “chill” parent who
> lets your friends come over and get high
>
> Gabriel Roth ‏@gabrielroth Sep 6
> It’s great at first, it’s nice to have friends and a place to get
> high, but something about it starts to feel wrong
>
> Gabriel Roth ‏@gabrielroth Sep 6
> If no one’s making rules for us, it means we’re responsible for our
> own decisions, and we feel kind of ambivalent about that tbqh
> 325 retweets 513 likes
>
> Merriam-Webster ‏@MerriamWebster Sep 7
> @gabrielroth No one cares how you feel.
> 14,909 retweets  26,059 likes
>
> Ziwe ‏@ziwe Sep 7
> @MerriamWebster @gabrielroth this is an iconic drag
> [End tweets]
>
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