Facebook has redefined via (?)

Towse my.cache at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 11 21:10:37 UTC 2010

That's exactly it, Lisa. When I post a FB msg that includes something
I got from someone else, I usually add a (via xyz) sort of tag to it
so that others will know where I got the information -- a FB hattip
[blogspeak], as it were.  If I start the msg out with via xyz, what
shows up on FB is Sal via xyz yadda yadda.


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On Thu, Feb 11, 2010 at 12:51 PM, Lisa Galvin <lisagal23 at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Perhaps the "via" refers to John's source of the message, rather than yours? That is, John received it via Mary from a third source, and then John posted it to you?
>> Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 14:46:11 -0600
>> From: bhneed at GMAIL.COM
>> Subject: Facebook has redefined via (?)
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>> Sender: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>> Poster: Barbara Need <bhneed at GMAIL.COM>
>> Subject: Facebook has redefined via (?)
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>> I am getting FB updates labeled X via Y where message is posted by X
>> who got it from Y. (So if a link is put up marked John via Mary then
>> John is a person you know and is the immediate source of the link; you
>> may or may not know Mary and she is John's source). I can't get that
>> and the OED definition does not seem to work either. I would have to
>> say either John from Mary or Mary via John.
>> Barbara
>> Barbara Need
>> Chicago

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