- To utter a succession of light chirping or tremulous sounds; chirrup.
- To speak rapidly and in a tremulous manner: twittering over office gossip.
- To giggle nervously; titter.
- To tremble with nervous agitation or excitement.
Middle English twiteren, ultimately of imitative origin Not any more it seems.
Imitative: Copying another in an inferior or obsequious way: apish, emulative, slavish. See same.
SLAVISH - ADJECTIVE:
- Of or characteristic of a slave or slavery; servile: Her slavish devotion to her job ruled her life.
- Showing no originality; blindly imitative: a slavish copy of the original.
Jayne at Our Great Southernland somehow managed to blog about twittering the day before the above cartoon appeared in my paper. Next day there was an article about twittering and after much research ( I asked my son ) to explain it all to me I think I understand.
It's for people who always need to be connected. Sort of like walking down the street in a snow storm talking on your cell phone.