Saturday, July 08, 2006
I took a quick quiz at Merriam-Webster and scored 8 out of 8 on definitions of words that are being added to the dictionary this year. I'm not sure we actually need these words, but at least I can still figure out what people are talking about. Or who they are talking about, since at least three of the eight words I was quizzed on (mouse potato, himbo, empty suit) are fairly derogatory ways of talking about other people. It would be easy to launch into a diatribe about how mean people are nowadays, but I think Shakespeare's humor was often along the same lines.