Thursday, March 5, 2009

W0RD5*

Listen, I hate to nit-pick, but 66th is not a word.



OK, FACEBOOK?! (I'm shouting.)

I happen to be the owner of a sizable dictionary collection, have (almost) a MASTERS degree (oh, sorry, did I mention that already?) and refer to texts such as The Highly Selective Thesaurus for the Extraordinarily Literate for information.

So, in other words, I'm an authority on, well, words. (I do dream in English, mind you.)

Watch, now they're going to be adding things like CRUNK and WEBINAR to the damn dictionary and before you know it, little mini-words are walking around with webbed-toes and tad-pole tails. And apparentlly that's Facebook's vision for the world. Screw all this other noise about them staking claim to every breath you take while logged on to their network.

66th? I'm not ready for that kind of evolution, people.

*translation from the ancient leet: words

3 comments:

  1. if (when? oh dear) webinar gets into the dictionary -- or worse, tweet -- i'll officially give up.

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  2. Dude, damage is done. It's in there already:

    Though, I mean, it is Webster's. Pssht.

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