It’s True, I Do…

I love words.

I are a wordsmith:

wordsmith

So I was thrilled that Merriam-Webster recently announced the addition of more than 840 new words to its online database.mw-dictionary-mm

After all, Merriam-Webster knows a thing or two about words – they’ve been around since 1828, when George and Charles founded G & C Merriam Co., and then bought the rights to An American Dictionary of the English Language from Daniel Webster’s estate in 1843.

Hence, the Merriam-Webster dictionary.  And thesauruses, and atlases, and apps, and eBooks, and so much more, including The Official Scrabble© Player Dictionary.

But going back to the new words, here’s just a sampling:

Bingeable:  Having multiple episodes or parts that can be watched in rapid succession.

GOAT:  An acronym for Greatest Of All Time.

Time suckHangry:  Describes that feeling when you’re super-hungry and getting cranky, or angry.

Time Suck:  An activity to which one devotes a lot of time that might be better or more productively spent doing other things.

There are so many new words entering our lexicon that Merriam-Webster also added a bunch earlier this year:luxury camping_03

Glamping:  Outdoor camping with amenities and comforts (such as beds, electricity, and access to indoor plumbing) not usually used when camping (glamour + camping).

Hate-watch:  To watch and take pleasure in laughing at or criticizing (a disliked television show, movie, etc.)

Subtweet:  A usually mocking or critical tweet that alludes to another Twitter user without including a link to the user’s account and often without directly mentioning the user’s name.

Welp:  Used informally instead of “Well,” (as to introduce a remark expressing resignation or disappointment).

Now, I don’t know about you, but to me, some of these words sounded more like sniglets:

sniglet_01

If so, Merriam-Webster, then surely these sniglet gems are also worthy of your consideration:express checkout_02

Expresshole:  A person who brings more than 15 items to the express lane in the store.

Flopcorn:  The unpopped kernels left in a bag of microwave popcorn.

Musquirt:  That runny stuff that comes out of the mustard bottle before the mustard does.

Newswafer:  Newspaper left on the driveway that has been wet and run over for a swear wordsperiod of time.

Profanitype:  Symbols used by cartoonists to replace swear words.

Snackmosphere:  The pocket of air found inside snack and/or potato chip bags.

My spellcheck went crazy with all this but…

Aren’t words fun?

Yes, it’s true:

i_heart_words.jpg

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s