The destruction of the English language continues unabated. I cry for my nation.
Copy chiefs everywhere rejoice! The wordinistas at Merriam-Webster have finally added some much-deserved wordage to their fantabulous dictionary. Some of the highlights include “ginormous,” “sudoku,” “DVR,” “crunk,” and “smackdowns.”
I think I’m going to be ill. Merriam-Webster should put the smack down or they’re going to get crunked. What in the world is crunk? Sudoku? That last one sounds like Japanese.
Be still, my stomach. Let’s continue:
MW prez John Morse and his company’s ginormous geniuses are already anticipating a semantic smackdown. That’s your cue, Johnny:
“There will be linguistic conservatives who will turn their nose up at a word like `ginormous.’ … But it’s become a part of our language. It’s used by professional writers in mainstream publications. It clearly has staying power.”
Please make it stop. I just lost my lunch. How does Merriam-Webster get away with adding garbage words and slang into the official English dictionary? I’ll keep my old dictionary before I buy the latest ‘rad’ edition with these junk words. LOL. UR sux0rz, d00ds.
In high school, I remember there being an English dictionary and a dictionary of slang. I used to think of the latter as rather amusing but not overly compelling. Now that the two have merged my bemusement has ceased.
Keep an old dictionary on hand and pass it down as an heirloom. These new words are doubleplus ungood. Not another dollar for these pathetic clowns. Never again. ad infinitum.