The BBC takes a look at how Twitter has made an impact on the English language, spawning an entire legion of new words that play off the name of the social network – specifically the first two letters.

Examples include Tweeple, meaning a person who uses Twitter (and is a portmanteau of the words Twitter and people), Twagiarism (Twitter and plagiarism) and Twittiquette (Twitter and etiquette).

Yes: it’s all very horrible indeed.

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