The dictionary, long considered the final bulwark of the English language, has been overwhelmed by hordes of online teens.
The bigwigs at the ”definitive record of the English language” were prepared for my question: Why include teenspeak in the dictionary? Their response: OMG was first coined in 1917.
They have plenty of other excuses, LOL meant Little Old Lady in the 1960s, for instance.
You have to think Samuel Johnson is rolling in his grave, or the editors are in “la-la land,” which is now an official noun referring “either to Los Angeles (in which case its etymology is influenced by the common initialism for that city), or to a state of being out of touch with reality.”
Other new words include “muffin top,” which you may remember from a Seinfeld episode, or the “protuberance of flesh above the waistband of a tight pair of trousers.”
It’s Friday, it’s close to 5 p.m., time to get “lashed” with some other “happy campers” at the Thrashers game.