"Text" or "Texted" ?

I keep hearing people from all walks of life using the past tense form of the verb "text" (as in "to send a text message") as "text."

- Hey, bro, I totally text you after dinner last night.
- I said I would text you, and I text you as promised.

This is bothersome to me because it seems everyone thinks they're speaking the word "texed," and I argue they should be saying "texted."

- I texted her and she texted me back.
- I texted yo' mommy, yo' daddy, and yo' bal'-headed granny.

It was one thing when it was just a few people using this annoying, strange, broken grammar, but it seems to now be taking over. I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take this anymore!

Just me or everyone?

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