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Writing about Tweets without saying 'tweet'

world Updated: Jul 11, 2010 02:15 IST

With The New York Times forbidding its writers from using the word "tweet", its journalist left no stone unturned when it came to reporting on LeBron James' recent antics on Twitter, media reports said.

NBA star LeBron recently moved to Miami Heat from Cleveland Cavaliers, while a speculation drama played out on Twitter, with people making all kinds of guesses as to which team the free agent would end up with.

Now having to write an article about everything that went on Twitter without using the word "tweet" as a verb, The New York Times journalists showed masterful creativity with:

James "added a post."

His friends "chimed in."

Chris Bosh and Shaquille O'Neal both "wrote."

Charlie Villanueva "professed great insight."

Tracy McGrady "was putting in his vote ... when he wrote."

Nick Collison "had a question."

Andy Roddick "posted" and later "added."

Chad Ochocinco "added his opinion."