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blitz

verb; zero derivation
E-mail as a verb. It seems to usually imply doing so on a regular and frequent basis At Dartmouth University, e-mailing is the main method of communication amongst students. They keep their cell phones turned off, but check their e-mail every ten minutes or so. Supposedly, one Dartmouth student could e-mail another saying “be at such and such place in fifteen minutes” and the receiver of that message will almost never be late. This use of e-mail is intense by relative standards to most people around the country, and so, Dartmouth students’ use of e-mail thus may be thought of by some to require a stronger, more aggressive word to characterize how they use the tool of electronic mail. Thus Dartmouth students came up with “blitzing”—a word that denotes the kind of quick response that they have with their e-mails.
 
Don’t forget to blitz me sometime and I’ll write back
Etymology : blitz” as in the German word “blitzkrieg”
Source : Friend at Dartmouth University
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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