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But texted isn't a real word.

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:00, archived)
Yes it is, it's the past participle of the verb "to text".

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:18, archived)
Then why can I not find it in the OED?

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:20, archived)
Because you're the sort of ninny
who doesn't accept that a word exists unless it's in the OED. It'll probably be in the next edition. Or maybe you're looking at an old edition. If you looked at an OED printed 100 years ago it wouldn't have "computer" in it, would it?
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:22, archived)
yes it would, romans invented the word computer

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:23, archived)
*sigh*
It may have come from a Latin root but that doesn't mean "Romans invented it". Wiktionary dates it from the 17th century.

Or modem, then. Or motorcar. Or blog. New words are created and old words acquire new meanings.
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:26, archived)
romans definietely invented computers tho
my old amiga had roman numerals on it
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:28, archived)
I played a game something to do with romans on my computer once.

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:31, archived)
looks like concrete proof to me

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:34, archived)
Right enough, mine came with DeluxePaint III.

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:33, archived)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanism
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 14:06, archived)
thank goodness genuises like us are around to correct mr tea

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 14:22, archived)
Yeah, because that machine could have been used to browse the web,
play Team Fortress 2 and create amusing photoshops of celebrities with animals' heads.
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 14:27, archived)
It was used to browse the web,
but it was called "going outside" in those days.
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 14:36, archived)
How charmingly low-tech.

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 14:51, archived)

en.wiktionary.org/wiki/text#Verb
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:23, archived)
It still doesn't mean it's not a horrible and annoying word.
Personally I've only heard, how can I put this, more 'simple' people use it.
Jack's usage is more common, though I don't like either. Just sounds horrible.
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:30, archived)
I rarely use my phone for texting as it is, so I could not give a single fuck about the correct usage of the past tense. This whole subthread is pointless.

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:34, archived)
I nearly posted that as 'I could give a fuck about' but I thought that would make people's heads explode in a shower of rage.

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:35, archived)
*rages*
What?
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:36, archived)
It's an American thing, apparently. Where we would say 'I could not give a fuck', they say 'I could give a fuck'. Which is wrong.
I'm sure I've seen an argument about this on here before.
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:41, archived)
I miss kewpie.

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:43, archived)
I do too

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 14:00, archived)
Oh, I'd just assume you done a typo

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:45, archived)
Well stick with "send/t a text", then. Or "SMS", even.
It's a few extra syllables but sounds fine to me.
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:35, archived)
I find "serviette" an annoying word,
but that doesn't make it not a word.
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:36, archived)
That was never my arguement.
My arguement was that it sounds wrong.
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:37, archived)
but yes, serviette is HORRIBLE.
Especially as it's a napkin.
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:37, archived)
Well we can agree on that, at least.
"Serviette" is very Hyacinth Bucket, I think. It belongs in the same vocabulary as "lavatory" and "parlour".
(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:47, archived)
I will do, thanks for the permission.

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:36, archived)
I looked on their website.

(, Thu 15 Mar 2012, 13:33, archived)