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September 23, 2012

So what’s delaying our garrulous species from continuing the scintillating pursuit of plucking fresh, innovative and most of all, FUNCTIONAL words from common usage venues and plopping them perspicuously into the venerable Merriam Webster dictionary?

After all, inane terms like ‘locavore’ and ‘frenemy’ were recently added; the former referring to endomorphs who stuff their face with local nosh, the latter a quizzically oxymoronic label for friend/enemy.

The rule of thumb – if you can wrap a thumb around the shovel handle of our already turgid lexicon – seems to be continued and/or habitual usage of the word in question, perhaps ad nauseam.