Don’t @ me
Posted: 16 November 2018 05:30 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Don’t @ me is an expression that originated on Twitter but is now used more broadly.

When you respond to someone or direct a comment to someone on Twitter, their @tag will appear in your tweet.

Don’t @ me, then, means “don’t respond directly to me” but more specifically it implies that the author is arrogantly not interested in hearing anyone’s response, so it is often used after dropping a controversial or bold statement.

It’s like ending a communication with “Out” or “end of!” or “no further correspondence will be entered into”.

“Language is fossil poetry don’t @ me” - Emerson

Don’t @ me has been around a few of years now on Twitter but I’ve been hearing it used in speech: in critic’s podcasts and so on. The @ is pronounced ‘at’.  Apparently Jme had a song called “Don’t @ me” in 2015 but I was unaware of that at the time.

More recently I’ve been hearing the verb @ being used in other phrases, e.g. in a recent fivethirtyeight podcast I heard “feel free to @ me”.

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Posted: 17 November 2018 05:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I wonder if we’ll see a shift in the general use of the preposition at where we would normally see a to, as in phrases like reply at me or send at him.

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Posted: 17 November 2018 01:52 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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If you really want to be aggressive about it, you could write “If you @ me I will # you.”

Or, for the Rightpondians, “… I will £ you.”

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Posted: 17 November 2018 06:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Or, for the Rightpondians, “… I will £ you.”

Welcome back Dr. T!

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Posted: 18 November 2018 03:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Dr. Techie - 17 November 2018 01:52 PM

If you really want to be aggressive about it, you could write “If you @ me I will # you.”

Or, for the Rightpondians, “… I will £ you.”

Before I got to the second line I read that as “I will hashtag you”

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Posted: 18 November 2018 04:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I will octothorp you

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Posted: 18 November 2018 06:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Never having heard of Jme, I had to google to find out he’s Jamie when he’s at home.

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Posted: 23 November 2018 07:02 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I tried an @ Kemal Ataturk joke on twitter yonks ago with no joy - @@@urk. NSOH @authoritarian regimes.

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