This was my own curiosity. I keep seeing it used in all three forms, and I’m OCD enough that I need to know. So, who knew? I did like the argument that Dictionary.com made about the difference between log in and login, and you know us editor types. We love to make those minute distinctions!
…started as my way of dealing with a professional frustration with properly spelled words that were out of context in manuscripts I was editing as well as books I was reviewing. It evolved into a sharing of information with y’all. I’m hoping you’ll share with us words that have been a bête noir for you from either end. Consider sharing this Word Confusion with friends by tweeting it.
|Credit to: Apple Dictionary.com; Merriam-Webster: log in, log-in; Dictionary.com: login|
|Part of Grammar:|
|Phrasal Verb AND Intransitive Verb||Noun||You cannot say you have loginned, and you are never in the process of loginning, so it’s a NOUN|
|Go through the procedures to begin use of a computer, database, or system||Acceptable||The act or abilty of logging in to a database, mobile device, or computer, especially a multiuser computer or a remote or networked computer system
A username and password that allows a person to log in to a computer system, network, mobile device, or user account
|Visit our website and log in to find out more.
You’ll have to log in to learn more.
Register now and then log in.
Please log in with your work or school account.
|You’ll need a login.
What’s your email login?
It’s safe. It’s a customer secure login page.
You’ll need to create a login to download those JPGs.
|Phrasal Verb: log on||Noun: log-on||Noun: logon|
|History of the Word:|
|First known use: 1962||First known use: 1975|
C’mon, get it out of your system, bitch, whine, moan…which words are your pet peeves?