Login is not a verb

Without fail, there is one argument I find myself involved in with every site I test: LOGIN is not a verb.

You do not “login” to a website. That’s just not a word. You “LOG IN.” “Login” is a thing. That’s the login, which is where you log in.

Next time, I refuse to have the argument. Next time, thanks to The Lone Gunman, I can simply direct the offending party to this site: loginisnotaverb.com.

Despite what many people –mostly in the computer field– think, “login” is not a verb. It’s simply not. Whether or not “login” is a word at all may spark a debate in some circles, but assuming it is then it may act as many parts of speech, but not as a verb.
I will repeat the important part for clarity: “login” is not a verb. It’s simply not.

Case closed. I hope.

(Originally published at Black Marks on Wood Pulp.)

1 Comment:

  1. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I work for a .com and the people I work with refuse to get this. One corporate trainer even put a message on our wiki stating that “login” and “setup” are now accepted as verbs “in our industry” so we should use them. As the son of an English teacher this is driving me CRAZY. Anyone have any ideas on how we can get these arrogant computer geeks to listen to reason?