I am really sorry you feel like this. It is not "has become" acceptable, but is an alternative. Language evolves and this is one of its manifestations of evolution.
1dive Pronunciation:\ˈdīv\ Function:verb Inflected Form(s):dived \ˈdīvd\ or dove \ˈdōv\; dived also dove; div·ing
Note that it is pronounced with a hard "o" whereas the bird has a soft one.
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