(The following originally appeared as a guest-post over at The McMommy Chronicles)
After smugly correcting someone recently on their use of the word 'ginormous', I was informed, to my horror, that it is, in fact, now officially a word. In Webster's. Ginormous.
Fearing the worst, I surfed over to Merriam-Webster.com and typed in 'bazillion':.... Yes. Oh for the love of God. 'gazillion': Yup. 'nother': Sure. As in, "That's a whole nother thing." WTF? I know people say it, but that doesn't mean it's a real word..they also say "nucular" and "supposably" for cryin' out loud.
Webster's! Put down the crack pipe! You are The Dictionary! You are the word bouncers. The kind of really snooty, picky bouncers that almost never unhook the velvet rope, and wear headsets, and tell people to go change clothes or at least bring some girls! How did these words get in?????
And it's so random!: I learned in my search that 'meanie' is a word. OK, so why not 'poopyhead'?
Check this out. You can look it up:
'unibrow' and 'plumber's crack': Yes. 'cankles' and 'camel toe'? No.
"flop sweat': Yes. 'bed spins': No.
'bada bing': Yes. "fuhgeddaboudit': No.
'bahookie' : Yes. 'badonkadonk': No.
'himbo' and 'ho': Yes. 'bee-yatch': No.
Also missing: 'face plant', or 'prickerbush'.
Perfectly legit: 'scooch' and 'spaz'.
I give up. This is anarchy. But I have a few request admissions from my 7-year-old:
'like-like' ("I like him, but I don't like-like him")
Think it over, Webster's. Or maybe I should just slip you a fifty.