id=”mod_16516091″The times and the English language are changing
It happens every so often. Merriam-Webster or the Oxford English Dictionary announce the addition of new words to the English canon. My husband groans and I giggle. He thinks it’s a sign of a society in decline — the dumbing down of the human race. I think it’s reflective of today’s culture as language adapts to the current times — a form of linguistic evolution. (And yet, our marriage seems to work).
No matter your opinion on the subject, the English language is changing. And it’s happening fast!
With the internet age shattering geographic barriers, a wide array of slang, jargon and colloquialisms seem to find quickly infiltrate everyday conversations, texts, emails and 카지노사이트주소 social networks all over the world.
Some 21st Century additions to the dictionary
Use new words in a conversation with your parents or grandparents and you’ll probably be met with a blank stare. Use them in an IM with your teenage niece and you may actually gain some “Cool Aunt or Uncle” points. Here are a few examples:
Derpy: Someone who is awkward or accident-prone. Also a character on “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.”
Totes: An abbreviated version of totally. According to Urban Dictionary, “The average time saved by using the word totes … 26.6 seconds a day! Over the course of a year that adds up to 2.7 hours!!”
Selfie: A picture you take of yourself with the intention of sharing with your social networks. Selfie was named Oxford’s word of the year.
Woot: A shout of joy or victory.
Retweet: To share someone else’s message on twitter.
Jeggings: Leggings designed to resemble jeans.
Sexting: Sending sexually explicit photos, images, text messages, or emails via cell phone or mobile device.
Cyberbullying: Using the internet to …