'reblog ' cannnot be used as a verb?

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I think ' reblog' is a verb.

See example:

I think you should reblog something you like .
asked Jun 09 '13 at 06:15 takashi yoshimoto New member

Perhaps "re-posting" of a blog you like is more appropriate.

LSMCJun 10 '13 at 00:30

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Takashi-san, reblog is not found in most dictionaries but it is a word used by bloggers and in the media so it certainly exists and is used more and more. Your sentence is fine, but you probably wouldn't find reblog used in The New York Times or in a university textbook anytime soon.  Here is the definition from Wikipedia:  Reblogging (or, in Twitter parlance, retweeting) is the mechanism in blogging which allows users to repost the content of another user's post with an indication that the content of the repost is a "reblog" from another user.

link comment answered Jun 09 '13 at 06:19 Shawn Mooney Expert
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Yes, "reblog" can be used as a verb.  It is the predicate of the subject of the sentence.

 

I will "reblog" this information to let everyone see it.  example

 

"Will reblog" is the complete predicate.  It is what the subject "I" does or plans to do in the sentence.

link comment edited Jun 09 '13 at 11:25 Dara Talibah New member
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I am wondering what word the esteemed New York Times would use in place of "reblogging."

link comment answered Jun 09 '13 at 09:21 Joel New member
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Most likely, you are correct. Our language is constantly evolving. If you can blog something, then someone else can probably reblog that same thing. Each year a handful of new words are added to the dictionary. It's pretty fascinating. When you are using a relatively new word, like "reblog," you are given creative license. How and when you use this new word will help to shape how it's used throughout the English-speaking world. If it catches on, then maybe someday your kids or grandchildren will be looking it up in a dictionary.

link comment edited Jun 09 '13 at 10:46 b-girl New member

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