How to Write About Tweets Without Saying 'Tweet' Observer pokes fun at Times ' Twitter story By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Jul 9, 2010 12:50 PM CDT 9 comments Comments It's tough to write a story about Twitter without using the word "tweet." (Shutterstock) (Newser) – The New York Times forbids the word "tweet" (in the Twitter sense) from its pages, as the Awl noted a while back. So when the paper wrote a story about LeBron James' doings on Twitter, the New York Observer wondered how in the world it would manage. Here are some tweet euphemisms it found in the story: "added a post," "chimed in," "wrote," "posted," "added his opinion," "had a question," and "professed great insight." But nobody at any point actually "tweeted."