Merriam Webster has released it’s new words making the dictionary this year. And they are…well…I offer them with no analysis.
Words added to the Merriam Webster Dictionary 2018:
Bitcoin (n.): a digital currency created for use in peer-to-peer online transactions
Dumpster Fire (n, informal): an utterly calamitous or mismanaged situation or occurrence
Glamping (n.): outdoor camping with amenities and comforts (such as beds, electricity and access to indoor plumbing) not usually used while camping
Kombucha (n.): a gelatinous mass of symbiotic bacteria and yeasts grown to produce a fermented beverage held to confer health benefits
Mansplain (n.): to explain something to a woman in a condescending way that assumes she has no knowledge about the topic
Yorkie-poo (n.): a dog that is a cross between a Yorkshire terrier and a poodle and especially a miniature or toy poodle
Those are just a few of the words being added to the dictionary this year. The Oxford dictionary already added “Hangry” (an adjective meaning bad tempered or irritable as the result of hunger) and there are a slew of ‘sounds’ that are now ‘words’ thanks to our texting culture. You will now find, “hmm” (an interjection used to express the action or process of thinking) “ooh” (an interjection used to express amazement, joy, or surprise) “mm-hmm” (an interjection used to indicate agreement, satisfaction, or encouragement to continue speaking) and “welp” (an interjection used informally like well as to introduce a remark expressing resignation or disappointment) in the dictionary.
Still with me?
Welp! I have to go to that dumpster fire of a meeting. Mm-hmm…they are making me spend my hard earned bitcoin to go glamping and listen a hippy mansplain the environment to me. OOH! Wait! Maybe Tracy will bring that kombucha and I won’t get so hangry like I did last time! Hmm…what I would really like to do is curl up with the cutest little Yorkie-poo on the planet, my little Jazmin, and forget about things for awhile! WHY IS LIFE SO HARD!?!?
If you understood that, congrats! People fifteen years ago would’ve thought I was writing in Sanskrit. But no…that is English now. Or, whatever grunts and whistles we are passing off as English these days. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to watch Matlock and you need to get off of my lawn.