Another ignorant Non-News flash blinded me today…srsly. Folks…I just click and collect this stuff, but I’m entering digital detox in three days, so don’t supercut me out of your readership. (Like it or not, these words symbolize our culture, so learn to love and use them correctly, or some may consider you as literate as a chimpanzee).
The Oxford Dictionaries Online has been at it again. Just today they added their latest batch of words into their database. Here’s a few of the more buzzworthy examples:
badassery (n.): behavior, characteristics, or actions regarded as intimidatingly tough or impressive.
(This has become difficult with the rise of technologically mediated communications, giving rise to Anthony Wiener-like social networking activities)
buzzworthy (adj.): anything likely to gain attention from or arouse interest from the public.
(Now, if that guy Wiener isn’t buzzworthy, I just can’t imagine who would be…anyone want to try and compete with a mayor even New York doesn’t deserve?)
food baby (n.): this is the protruding stomach one gets after eating a large quantity of food, creating the semblance of the early stage of pregnancy…maybe enough to make a girl or woman appear with child, as some people still say.
(Don’t even get Wiener started with his food baby…the Tweets will never cease and sleep will become impossible)
jorts (n.): denim shorts, like those old hippies used to wear instead of $125 designer shorts, or, in the South, a synonym for Daisy Dukes.
(Ohhhh, Daisy Duke…now there’s someone that geek could focus his Wienering ways upon)
omnishambles (n.): a completely mismanaged situation, recognized by the string of blunders and miscalculations strung out behind the resultant disaster.
(Again, this brings a Mr. Anthony Wiener to mind…and I just wanted to throw his name around some more – first, because it’s just fun, and second, because it transitions well with just about any of these words, such as…
selfie (n.): smartphones and other modern digital toys made brought us this word, meaning a photograph of oneself, then uploaded to a social media website.
(Anthony Wiener inspired, no doubt)
twerk (v.): dancing in provocative, hip-thrusting manner – often done while squatting or lying on the floor while grinding away as if a sexual act is being portrayed.
There are more, but why go on. These are just more examples of a disposable culture run amok, further exemplified by a few words added over past years for no good reason other than they were srsly buzzworthy for a minute. Most of these are as cryptic – if not more craptic – than these new additions. Try these out in your next literary work…click and collect, digital detox, emoji, supercut, phablet, srsly, apols, BYOD, FOMO, grats, and vom.
I think I’m done here for now…or maybe for good. I’ll check back when I check out of the Word Addition Rehabilitation Project for the Evolutionarily Devoid (WARPED, to you and me).
(Yes…spellcheck red-lined each of these new entries. Guess the word(s) haven’t got out yet).