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Any ideas what the words of the year will be for 2012? I imagine Gangnam Style will be one.

Here's an article making some predictions, though the author hopes these words will eventually go into the "linguistic dustbin." I don't know; I rather like "Mommy porn." Wink

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What is "mommy porn"? I assume it's American as we don't have moms in the UK.


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Books like Fifty Shades of Grey, which are soft pornography aimed at women.


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we don't have moms in the UK.


I'm pretty sure I did. I have a picture of her on the wall in front of me. Grey-haired woman. Nice smile.
 
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But in my part of the world we call them "mums". not "moms".


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I remember the good old days with my Mom's.
 
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But in my part of the world we call them "mums". not "moms".

Possibly. But we don't all live in the posh south east.
 
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But in my part of the world we call them "mums". not "moms".

Possibly. But we don't all live in the posh south east.

We can't any of us help where we were born - and that is what determines our speech patterns. I didn't realsie that the expression "mom" was used in the Black Country.


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But in my part of the world we call them "mums". not "moms".


"mom" pronounced /mɒm/ is found in the West Midlands. In my part of the world we say /mʌm/ but we spell it "mom".
 
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"mom" pronounced /mɒm/ is found in the West Midlands

Well, it's obvious, goofy, that they've got it wrong, or, maybe, the West Midlands (link) is not part of the UK. (I guess that explains why Shakespeare wrote original in tlhIngan Hol.)


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Here is a list I found tonight in which a conservative blog claims ownership of various terms. While I don't agree with most of their opinions, it is an interesting read.
 
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we don't have moms in the UK.

Wow...we could say that about so many things. Our cars don't have boots or bonnets. Our buildings don't have lifts. No one lives in a flat. I could go on and on. Wink
 
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we don't have moms in the UK.

Wow...we could say that about so many things. Our cars don't have boots or bonnets. Our buildings don't have lifts. No one lives in a flat. I could go on and on. Wink


Very true.

As Oscar Wilde commented in the Canterville Ghost - http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/3251/ - "... we have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language..."


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My point being...there are just other words for them. Many time there are more than one word for thing, adverbs, adjectives, verbs, etc.
 
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According to this article, fiscal cliff is battling Gangnam Style, Frankenstorm and YOLO ("you only live once") for the word of the year.

That's the best we can do for words? Roll Eyes
 
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