[Ads-l] to Venmo

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jul 12 00:59:57 EDT 2021


The use of scare quotes strongly implies that the writer did not regard the
usage as standard of everyday in the community.

MAM

On Sat, Feb 6, 2021, 9:57 PM 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>.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Dennis C. During
> > >
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