15 Other Ways to Say Submit
A particularly pernicious problem for product people.
I never had a problem with the word “submit” until I started writing for interfaces, which is when I realized that there’s some shadow organization that mandates the word on every single call-to-action button ever.
Sometimes “submit” is good, because it’s clear, but most of the time it is not good, like to-be verbs.
The next time a designer asks you for some generic button copy, let’s try these alternatives, okay?
- Start Your Engines
- Finish Him
- Verb representing whatever the button actually does
- Do The Damn Thing
- Down Periscope!
- Begin the Countdown
- Use an icon, if you must