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The Mavens of Techno-Speak

The mavens of techno-speak have given us yet another noun-turned-verb to add to our lexicon. "Texting" is the newly popular word describing the act of composing and sending an SMS (Short Messaging Service) note. SMS, an immensely popular feature of 2.5G and 3G wireless, transported more than 1 billion messages in August 2001 alone. How does one conjugate the verb "to text": has texted, is texting, will text? That works for a regular verb, but what if it is declared irregular with a past tense like: text-taxed or text-toxt or text-text (ala see-saw and tell-told and let-let)? How about these active verb tenses involving "to text": I texted, I am texting, I was texting, I have texed, I will be texting, I will text, I will have texted. And, the passive tenses: The message is texted, The message was texted, The message is being texted,... Well, you get the picture.
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