As 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’? 🙂
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.