What is going on with our English language? With all the new contraptions being invented and pumped into our economy for all to consume we're being bombarded with new-fangled terms and worse than that, people are losing the ability to spell properly! (not saying I don't have my struggles in that department).
Since when did the word "text" become a verb? Most importantly, how do you use it in it's "past tense" form?
"I'm busy writing a text message to a friend." - "I'm texting a friend."
"I just received a text message from a friend." - "My friend texted me." Or is it text me? I don't know - I don't even have a cell phone. To show you how far behind we really are... I have rabbit ears on my television.
P.S. tele - Greek for far away, distant; video, visum - Latin for see. Television: seeing distant things.