Lots of places come out with the word of the year. Are there any interesting ones?
I thought zoom would be one. The word "zoom" has become common enough that people use it generically. Just the other day I suggested a zoom meeting with our Microsoft Teams. I think it has become a word like "jello" or "kleenex."
Originally posted by Geoff: I've no idea what "zoom" means.
Well that’s a pity Geoff because you are one of the people I was going to invite next month to a poetry event where I will be performing. But it’s taking place on Zoom so I guess I won’t be seeing you there.
"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
I read an article that Miriam Webster added 520 new words this year. I didn't think about it, but "second gentleman" is one. COVID-19 was added in a record 34 days. Interestingly "long hauler" had a new definition added: "A person who experiences one or more long-term effects following initial improvement or recovery from a serious illness (such as COVID-19)."
Originally posted by BobHale: It’s “whatever” said rudely to mean “I don’t care”
Oh yeh, that one's been around in the NYC area for a long long time. Pronounced 'whatevah'. Gosh, "Whatever." is even ruder than the title of this thread! "I don't care" is a shade politer than "you're stupid."
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