[Ads-l] to Venmo

Dennis During dcduring at GMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 6 23:09:13 EST 2021


I've asked around in a few age groups. We seniors are barely aware of it.
Somewhat younger have heard of it. Then come users. Apparently, if you know
what Venmo is, the verb seems obvious.

On Sat, Feb 6, 2021, 21:57 ADSGarson O'Toole <adsgarsonotoole at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Here is an instance of the verb form of venmo in November 2009:
>
> Tweet from: Andrew Sternthal @agsternthal
> Tweet timestamp: 5:24 PM ยท Nov 23, 2009
> https://twitter.com/agsternthal/status/5989598978
>
> [Begin tweet]
> @venmo market suggestion: fundraisers-at a one this weekend & would've
> been sweet if I could've "venmoed" my ticket/auction purchases
> [End tweet]
>
> Garson  O'Toole
>
> On Sat, Feb 6, 2021 at 9:06 PM Tomas Alvarez <tomasalvarez95 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > This use is *extremely* common in my age group (18-25) to the point that
> it
> > does not require a clarifying question. It's normally used by people in
> > their thirties and below.
> >
> > T. Alvarez
> >
> > On Sat, Feb 6, 2021 at 7:16 AM Dennis During <dcduring at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > The verb Venmo has been around for about 10 years, but I just heard of
> it
> > > on Quora. The definition I inferred from Google News cites was "To use
> the
> > > Venmo peer-to-peer mobile payment system, originally principally for
> > > splitting bills such as for food, drinks, entertainment, and
> > > transportation" Has it been mentioned here? Some, mostly recent,
> > > attestation is at Wiktionary <https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Venmo>.
> > >
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> > > Dennis C. During
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