Explain Yourself

Discussion in 'Evolution of Language' started by May Benot, Feb 6, 2018.

  1. May Benot

    May Benot Active Member
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    So many new words these days ...

    Have you come across any instances of this? :D

    'mansplaining': a term of derision, where-in a professional female man-hater chooses to be insulted when a man goes out of his way to be helpful. The female version of mansplaining is of course bitchsplÄiníng, the difference being that it isn't designed to be helpful and only occurs in the middle of a ball game.
     
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    Another one is "Hangry'
    " I'm being nasty because I'm hungry"
     
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    Nope can't say I've heard of those yet....I hope I don't... I know language has to evolve but it seems to be changing at a super-fast rate in the last few years..and those words are just ridiculous...
     
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    Yes well, they've been added to the Oxford Dictionary
    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-s...words-oxford-english-dictionary-a8187786.html
    along with..Humblebrag
    to make a seemingly modest, self-critical, or casual statement or reference that is meant to draw attention to one's admirable or impressive qualities or achievements
    seems there's thousands more I didn't know either o_O


    I was to-ing and fro-ing 'tween sites so definitions may vary :oops:
     
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    I feel the same as Holly and I find new words 'irritating'
    Or should that be - irriblantanly garbled hangry ............ :rolleyes:
     
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    It's all the new gender neutral words and definitions they are coming up with now days that throw me for a loop.
     
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    Pansexual =not limited in sexual choice with regard to biological sex, gender, or gender identity.
    so it doesn't matter who or what, anything goes? ... so confusing!
     
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    :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
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    What about Froyo ( yes, a new dictionary word)
    why can't they just say Frozen yoghurt? ...is it because they text so much that they can no longer say 2 words together?!
     
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    . see that dot..that is how much I care about new words :D
     
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    But ... how are you going to talk with your grankids if you can't speak their language? o_O
     
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    The same way I do now, in my language with lots of love and hugs. :)
     
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    They can talk correctly are go home:)
     
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