A hundred new words will be added to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary. They are interesting, to say the least. Among the words is “Sexting,” “F-Bomb,” and “Man Cave.”
f-bomb n. (1988): used metaphorically as a euphemism
1988? You mean to tell me that people weren’t dropping F-bomb’s during Prohibition?
I don’t think my children have ever seen a dictionary. If they need to look up a word they google it. My daughter learned to say the word “google” before “food.” We don’t even own an Encyclopedia. Growing up my parents got a book a week when they bought a certain amount of groceries. The promotion ended before they got past the letter R. Explains a lot about my grades in high school.
I am going to sound like an old lady here, but times have changed. Today, my son and his friends got a text message inviting them to visit a friend’s lemonade stand. A girl friend, but not a girlfriend. Allegedly. I am in trouble. They almost have too much technology at their fingertips. My son would lose his mind if he had to use a rotary phone. “3-4-5-7, wrong number, start over, 3-4-5-6-6, didn’t pull the dial all the way down, start over.”
A few years ago my son was calling to enter a contest on Nickelodeon. He dialed the number, but handed the phone right back to me. “It’s broken,” he said. It was a busy signal.
I do find man-cave to be a more ridiculous addition than F-Bomb.
man cave n. (1992): a room or space (as in a basement) designed according to the taste of the man of the house to be used as his personal area for hobbies and leisure activities
I never really understood this concept. You are willing to give your husband an entire room all to himself that he gets to decorate? The definition should be:
man cave n. a space that looks like shit where men can pretend they are not middle-aged, balding fathers.
Bite me. I don’t even get to go to the bathroom alone. I will be damned if he is getting an entire cave.
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