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 that deserve their own episode of Black Mirror.

Everyone knows that "read receipts" — the time stamp that shows up when you read someone's text message — are the creation of the devil that 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 active tense like “reed”?

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 active 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.

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.”

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

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