[Ads-l] to Venmo

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sat Feb 6 23:13:40 EST 2021


I prefer to Zelle the money. It's safer.

On Sat, Feb 6, 2021, 11:11 PM Dennis During <dcduring at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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