“Woah” Twitter!

Twitter stop screen

Well, THAT got my attention.

Twitter is so cute. I mean, they’ve got the cute little bird icon and all. We should overlook their spelling errors on the basis of extreme cuteness, right? Wrong.

My old Webster’s dictionary defines “Whoa” as a command to stand still (as you would give to a horse). The word “woah” doesn’t even exist.

In Twitter’s desire to be colloquial, they’ve only succeeded in having people like me scratch my head and wonder who’s taking a look at these pages before they are launched to the known universe.

Come on, Twitter. You have become a social media leader in record time. You should see it as your duty to help elevate the standard.


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