#589 Unfriendly defriending. Lets call the whole thing off.
Wednesday 18th November, 2009
Dear Mariann is it right to ‘unfriend‘ or ‘defriend‘? From those of us who read your blog in the office – we’re confused.
From TheOffice via email.
Yes, well you’ve been reading the same ‘word of the year’ nomination by the Oxford (American) dictionary as everyone else this week. Obviously they meant to nominate ‘defriend‘.
Whoever heard of ‘unfriend‘? That IS just ridiculous. And unfriendly. Besides nothing demotivates like a ‘de‘ sounding prefix.
You would not catch me ‘unfriending‘. Defriending however is all de rigeur and quite socially acceptable. If not a social necessity.