Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Newspeak

From a friend:

"I'm doing an investigation for another new client. It should be interesting. You should see the document the employee sent me. One of my favorite lines is 'overheard me conversating on the phone'...The employee's job title is 'Educator.' She works for [a supposedly reputable organization]."

What I heard at the gym today:

Woman: I friended this girl.

Me: I have never heard "friend" used as a verb before.

Woman: ?????

3 comments:

Benita said...

Ebonics.

Anonymous said...

"Friending" is in from social networking. Like "texting" it's a verb from a tech naming convention.

Elizabeth said...

I find Benita's response to be racist.