Wednesday, June 10, 2009

English gets its millionth word today

Apparently English is the people language. I wonder which ugly evolving trend descriptor or word contraction will get the honour.

English terms like "Obamamania," "defriend," "wardrobe malfunction," "zombie banks," "shovel ready" and "recessionista" all have grown out of recent news cycles about the presidential election, economic crash, online networking or a sports event.

Personally I like to keep it simple.

And after all that, they chose web 2.0, a really ugly contraction for the gobbledegook that calls itself social media.

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1 comment:

Steve Hayes said...

I liked "dumbslog millionaire" for a certain prominent Pommie cricket player.