Urban Dictionary Answers the Question: “What is ‘Foot Jerky’?”

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While sitting in my grammar class talking about how language can change with time, our professor gave some examples of new words being used that will likely end up in a mainstream dictionary if they haven’t already. 

Words like “selfie”, “crunk” and “shawty” have been used in pop-culture for a while now and are showing up in mainstream texts.

This reminded me of a great place where words like this are born: The Urban Dictionary.

In my mind, I sort of consider it like a new word kiddie pool – the place where new words go to see if they have what it takes to catch on in modern society.

I wandered on over to Urban Dictionary and began to peruse the words that they had approved for entry.  I confess: I laughed more than once.

Then, I stumbled upon this entry:

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Can I just say how much I am enjoying this fantastic site for new words?  Ordinary people are so creative!

What are some new words that you love?

 

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