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    "I wish we could talk, not just type," he complained ____ the MSN.

    Does 'on' fit in the context?

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    Re: MSN

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    "I wish we could talk, not just type," he complained ____ the MSN.

    Does 'on' fit in the context?
    Yup. On (the) MSN (chat board).


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    Can 'over' work too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    Can 'over' work too?

    FRC

    I would only use "on" for msn.

    chatting on msn


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    What if I hook a microphone on my PC, and I use MSN as a medium so that i can chat with my frined there. I though this could function as a phone.

    Doesn't 'over' work? :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    What if I hook a microphone on my PC, and I use MSN as a medium so that i can chat with my frined there. I though this could function as a phone.

    Doesn't 'over' work? :D
    The internet, TV, radio, and the phone are all mediums, so use "on". :D

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    Depending on the context, "through" is also possible, I think.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    What if I hook a microphone on my PC, and I use MSN as a medium so that i can chat with my frined there. I though this could function as a phone.

    Doesn't 'over' work? :D
    The internet, TV, radio, and the phone are all mediums, so use "on". :D
    Right, but that doesn't mean you cannot use 'over' w/ some of them eg.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cambridge Dicts
    They spoke over the phone.
    We heard the news over the radio.
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    I guess it's just down to personal taste. I've never heard anyone say over MSN; only on MSN. That was just when referring to chat though. ;)

    I've heard these used:

    'I'll send you that file through MSN'
    'I'll send that picture over MSN'
    'I'll talk to you later on MSN'
    'Do you ever chat on MSN?'


    As you can see, I use MSN a lot. ;)

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