Skyped, Tweeted ..Whatsapped?

whatsapp-941569_640As I peer into the future, I hear someone saying

“I whatsapped you several times. Where were you?”

Don’t worry. ‘Whatsapped’ is not a word yet.

However, we got into a funny culture of converting the software application names into verbs.

Here are few examples of such words along with their definitions taken from Urban dictionary.

Googled:   To do an internet search on someone/ something.

Skyped: Past tense of using skype or another VOIP service to make a phone call.

Tweeted : verb- past tense- to update your twitter account.

Facebooked: spend time using the social networking website Facebook.

I didn’t find such usage for Whatsapp. So, I think somewhere in near future we may use the word ‘Whatsapp’ especially since Whatsapp is offering free voice calls and now-a-days instead of the default Iphone ringtones, I am hearing lot of ‘Whatsapp’ calling tones wherever I go.

May be we will even start greeting each other ‘Whats app’? instead of ‘What’s up’? 🙂

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P.S.: Written for the following daily prompt 

Morphing: Language evolves. The meaning of a word can shift over time as we use it differently — think of “cool,” “heavy,” or even “literally.”

Today, give a word an evolutionary push: give a common word a new meaning, explain it to us, and use it in the title of your post.

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Skyped, Tweeted ..Whatsapped?

  1. Oh I was just thinking the other day how one day in future we might say – “I have bused, or I have trained!’ to say that we took a bus or a train 😛 Sounds ridiculous I know, but who’s to say!

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