How About “Chirp”? — the New York Times offers an alternative to the ubiquitous tweet

This is the realm of journalistic myth, but over at TechCrunch, they dig into recent reports that a NY Times editor sent out a memo requesting that writers “severely cut down on the use of the word ‘tweet’ outside of ‘ornithological contexts’.”

Here at PUP we reserve the right to tweet in any context we wish–ornithological or otherwise.


  1. Hear hear! Call me a Luddite, but I’m glad someone’s sticking up for the good old English language!

  2. I am all for this! I really dislike the word ‘tweet’. Chirp would be a nicer alternative, sounds much more pleasant!


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