I Can’t “Just Call Them Tweets”
But you know what other word you can say in polite company without explanation? Tweet. Just say tweet! It has a definition in multiple dictionaries directly related to posting online. It’s a word that immediately connotes the specific kind of posting every microblog including Twitter has tended toward. Tweet is the perfect word to describe a quick short post published to a feed.
Cranz brings passion to her argument, but I just can’t abide. I can’t give Musk the satisfaction of having the brand name for a microblog post, and I guarantee it would confuse folks in conversation. “Tweet” as a verb and noun made it too far into public discourse as those things on Twitter to go back now.
I’ll go with the more generic “posts” everywhere before I call them “tweets”.