The Old Media…slow to pick up new things, …like “TWEET.”

New York Times writers not allowed to use “Tweet” word

The New York Times has banned its writers from using the word “Tweet” when referring to Twitter posts.

NY Times standards editor Phil Corbett said the word may be popular but it has not yet achieved standard English status; hence, it should not be used outside of “ornithological contexts.”

In a memo which went out recently at The NY Times, a copy of which was obtained by the website The AWL, Corbett called the “Tweet” word “inherently silly.”

Much more here.

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