Ten verbs that weren’t around when I graduated from college

OK, I “earned” my degree a while ago, but 20 years isn’t that long. I guess the real message here is that language, like the world it describes, is changing a lot more rapidly than it used to; I doubt that the typical 1992 resident of Earth could have come up with 10 common action words that were unheard of in 1972.

My list (and you’re invited to produce your own before scanning mine to see how much overlap there is, as most of these are obvious):

Google
Text
Tweet
IM (or “message” — formerly a noun only)
E-mail
Friend (see “IM”)
Unfriend
Block (in the Facebook sense)
Like (ditto)
Cybersex

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  1. #1 by Warren Ockrassa on May 16, 2012 - 4:53 pm

    Photoshop. (As a gerund.)

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