Friday, August 17, 2012
Here are some of the most popular words and definitions that made the coveted list this year. Personally I believe Oprah got totally screwed by not receiving full credit in the definition of "aha moment". The queen of talk brought that phrase into mainstream media, so give credit where credit is due people!!!!
brain cramp (1982): an instance of temporary mental confusion resulting in an error or lapse of judgment. I thought that was called a brain fart????
energy drink (1904): a usually carbonated beverage that typically contains caffeine and other ingredients (as taurine and ginseng) intended to increase the drinker's energy. Quite honestly, with every movie star and A list athlete drinking Red Bull and Monster, I think Webster's was a bit behind in adding this word to the sacred list.
f-bomb (1988): used metaphorically as a euphemism. What the hell kinda definition is that????? Call a spade a spade. Perhaps a more fitting definition would be, "a more gentile version of the 4 letter word FUCK".
man cave (1992): a room or space (as in a basement) designed according to the taste of the man of the house to be used as his personal area for hobbies and leisure activities. Seriously, "man cave" made the cut but "girls night out" did not? Where is the justice folks???
sexting (2007): the sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cell phone. Yeppers, you have all either done it, know someone who has and gotten in a heap load of trouble, or y'all just lyin' to protect the guilty.
After reading the top 25 words that will be added to the prestigious Webster's this year, I thought of some others that are sorely lacking from our go-to authority of the English language. These words certainly deserve their moment of glory:
fantabulous: a combination of the words fantastic and fabulous.
cougar: term used to describe a mature woman who is dating a much younger man. Ex: a certain blogger pushing the big 5-0, who in her fantasy world, is dating the likes of Channing Tatum and Ryan Reynolds.
debosa: a glass of champagne with a splash of mimosa. Hey, if the powers at be ain't givin' Oprah full credit for her "aha moment", then I'm gonna make a plea for my signature drink right here and now!!! Ya hear that Webster's!!!
awesomesauce: if anyone knows the definition of this crazy word that I see used every day in the blogosphere, PLEASE enlighten me.
So folks, what words do you think should be added to the almighty Webster's and be cemented in stone FOREVAH?
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