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Let's Settle This: How Do You Pronounce The "Read" In "Read Receipts"?

2016 just got even MORE partisan.

Everyone knows that "read receipts" — the time stamp that shows up when you read someone's text message — are the creation of the devil and deserve their own episode of Black Mirror.

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But have you ever thought about how the "read" in "read receipts" can be pronounced two different ways: as the past tense, like "red," or present tense, like "reed"?

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On the one hand, you have to "reed" the text message for the time stamp to show up.

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But on the other hand, the time stamp doesn't show up until the text message has been "red."

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Basically, this is all of us right now, realizing there was another way to pronounce "read receipts" all along:


BTW, we've reached out to Apple to see what the *official* pronunciation for "read receipts" is, but we still want to hear what you have to say.

  1. How do you pronounce the "read" in "read receipts"?

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H/T The Hairpin & Mic, who first posed this question, and Twitter user @yc, who polled the internet.


This post has been updated to reflect that The Hairpin and Mic first posed this question online.

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