Has the word “Internet” become a verb for you yet?

As in “I’ve got to go Internet//work//write//eat dinner//sleep”?

Or “Bye, I’m Internetting//walking//watching a movie”?

I’m writing, blogging, and Internetting right now!

Just remember, the verb “to phone” derived at the turn of the last century from that new-fangled invention, the telephone. The noun quickly became a verb. “I’ll phone you.” (Yeah, right.) And the adjective “phony,” meaning someone is fake or disingenuous, also derives from telephone.

So what do you think the new adjective for someone fake and disingenuous on the Internet will be?



There are bots and icons, of course, but those terms don’t have the same punch.

Send me your ideas! I’ll publish them here.

From the author of The Garden of Abracadabra, Volume 1 of the Abracadabra Series, on Nook, Kindle, Smashwords, and UK Kindle, Summer of Love, A Time Travel (a Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book) on Nook, Kindle, Smashwords, and UK Kindle, and The Gilded Age, A Time Travel (a New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book) on Nook, Kindle, Smashwords, and UK Kindle.

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