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    digg this

    Dear teachers and friends...

    Could you help me out with this matter?

    I've noticed some news websites provide certain options for the reader to do whatever he/she wants to do, one of such options is called "digg this". I searched some dictionaries and so, no success. However, given the context, I guess it has something to do with sharing such news (in this particular case) with friends. Does this guess make any sense? If not, could you tell me what 'to digg something' means?

    Thank you.


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    Re: digg this

    Yes, it does.
    That happens in every language.

    Let's youtube him - meaning to make a video of him and put it on youtube.
    Let's englishise them - meaning to teach them some English.


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    Re: digg this

    A comment on that page, in particular this bit:

    Many stories get submitted every day, but only the most Dugg stories appear on the front page. Digg's popularity has ...
    You may have noticed this already, but the new verb 'to digg' has given rise to an irregular past simple ('dugg').

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