(Side note: A while back, I sent a ranty email to Louis C.K. after seeing him on The Daily Show, and he actually replied. I was duly impressed. And that's one of the things I love about the internet. It levels the playing field and gives everyone a voice.)
In the process of deciding to get a Twitter account, I thought about the word "tweet." First I had a giggle because our dorky Canadian prime minister apparently confused it with the word "twerk" and said he was doing it all the time. Ha! And then I remembered the old Lifesavers candy jingle: "Tweet tweet. Twiddle twiddle. There's only one candy with the hole in the middle." (Yes, I know I'm showing my age, but I don't care.) That was a really annoying jingle.
I have to admit that I thought the idea of tweets was kind of ridiculous when Twitter first became popular, which is one of the reasons I was not an early bandwagon jumper. I now see that I may have been subconsciously associating Twitter tweets with that insipid commercial. It's all becoming clear! I guess I owe Twitter an apology.
So, armed with this newfound knowledge, I can move forward and accept that "tweet" has a solid footing in our modern day lexicon, and I can look past my phonetic irritation and see the inherent value of Twitter. Who knew?
If you're a weirdo like me and hesitant to try Twitter, I say give it a go. You might be surprised by how much you like it. Be sure to come on by http://twitter.com/sarahebroadfoot and say hey ho.