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Author Topic: sexting  (Read 710 times)


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« on: January 24, 2012, 10:16:57 PM »
Sexting has become a huge issue these days. Laws, crimes...
I think I know the answer to this, but does anyone think that "sext" would be an acceptable word?

Todd G

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Re: sexting
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012, 06:13:45 AM »
Surprise!  SEXT has already been used three times in the NYT to refer to a text message, and SEXTS and SEXTED have been used once each.

However, no other mainstream editor seems to have used them yet, so keep that in mind.

Good luck!



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Re: sexting
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012, 04:31:27 PM »
Ben Tausig of the Ink Well has used "SEXT" twice, and 5 times in the NYT.  Seems like fair game to me! :-)


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