A Spanish neologism – the verb “tuitear”June 19, 2008
I love this! Spanish Twitter lovers have borrowed the English verb “to tweet” and have started using it with a Spanish spelling. Hence we have a new Spanish word … tuitear. An example here – a blog post about Dash-Express, the satnav system that tweets your GPS location at regular intervals as you drive around.
There already is a Spanish word to tweet, “piar”, referring to the act of avian vocalisation, but the Spanish web fraternity appear to be eschewing it in favour of tuitear. Presumably because it chimes with Twitter and piar doesn’t.
How tweet … er … sweet.