[Ads-l] netizen

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 5 16:01:02 EDT 2020


On Wed, Aug 5, 2020 at 7:35 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 'One who posts to the Internet, especially to social media.'
>
> https://www.yahoo.com/news/sorry-burst-magic-bubble-says-180317285.html :
>
> Further on, netizens commented that surely Fine must have not been taking
> the drug “as prescribed” or following “protocol” (there is none established
> by any medical authority).
>

That word already sounds musty. OED3 has cites from 1984 to 2000.
(Originally it referred to someone posting to Usenet newsgroups.)

--bgz

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