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:
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?