Recently I’ve … not exactly been inundated with invitations to be friends with people on Facebook, but had a few requests. The people who want to, oh how I hate this noun as a verb, “friend” me on Facebook (I also really hate ‘heart’ as a verb) are … who? They’re just people who want to be my Facebook friend, but I’ve never heard of them. When I go to their Facebook page I see they have disabled the message function, so I can’t ask them who they are.
I do feel flattered that total strangers want to befriend me but how about a little explanation – who are you, how do you know me and why should I press the ‘confirm’ button, that kind of thing? If not, sorry, no ‘friending’ from this grammar fiend.