I know I’m showing my age when I admit the first thing that comes to mind when I hear the word “tweet” is the incredibly annoying yellow bird from the old Warner Bros. cartoons. (A point worthy of Trivial Pursuit: did you know Tweety Bird is male?)
But now of course “tweet” is what you do on Twitter (come to think of it, a perfect medium for Tweety Bird: presumably Sylvester would be his #1 follower) and not to be left behind, Oxford is there.
First of all, our lexicographers monitor Twitter for new words and usages, as this recent blog posting explains:
Second, OUP Canada itself is on Twitter. You can sign up to receive our tweets right here:
I don’t know if they’ll be of the same compulsive interest that Tweety Bird was to Sylvester, but sign up and see!