What are you saying????

I came down with a cold. Then I came up with an idea. It came across as ridiculous to my friend who came over. Sheesh, it’s no wonder when my grades came out I flunked English. 

Some people say that English is one of the toughest languages to learn. Based on the above paragraph I can see why. The Miriam Webster people keep adding slang words that complicate it even further. Just when you think you have it figured out, you realize that you ain’t done yet. 

See what I mean? We used to say that ain’t ain’t a word because ain’t ain’t in the dictionary. It’s no longer true. It’s as if the committee that adds words to our dictionary each year think, “Let’s see, how can we make this as difficult as possible for them this year!”

In 2016, the following words are were either added or considered to be added in the dictionary:

  • funtabeulicious (adjective) : flawless, fun, fantastic, fabulous, beautiful, and delicious all at the same tim
  • textosterone (noun) : the tendency to text harshly or strongly
  • brexpert (noun) : a person who is an expert on the Brexit process
  • pigacorn (noun) : an imaginary creature made by the combination of a pig and an unicorn (seriously?)
  • trumpspeak (noun) : the act of speaking in the style of Donald Trump (no, I’m not kidding) 
  • scumbaggery (noun) : the actions of a scum bag. 😂😂😂
  • BINGE-WATCH (V.) To watch many or all episodes of (a TV series) in rapid succession
  • PHOTOBOMB (V.) To move into the frame of a photograph as it is being taken as a joke or prank

And hundreds more. How are we expected to keep up? These people are insane. Lunatics. They’ve crossed some sort of threshold to which there is no return. Crazy. I don’t even want to know next year’s list. 

Now, if y’all don’t mind, my noggin ain’t fixin’ to work no more so I think I’ll crash for a spell.

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