After receiving that wonderful gift from Jo and Colby Wednesday about the 100th anniversary of Webster dictionary… with the reproduction of a page from Noah Webster’s very first dictionary…I decided to look up the latest words to be added to the dictionary.
I discovered a marvelous website called: Mental_ Floss created by a personable-looking young man named Lucas Reilly. I love the way he thinks…very creative and funny. He had a list of 35 words that Oxford dictionary has accepted into its latest publication.
It is from this list that I came up with three new words in the title blog….like “truthiness” (which Stephen Colbert discovered and used over and over on his show.)
“Truthiness” (n) means: the quality of seeming to be true…even if it is not.
Noob (n): A person who is inexperienced in a particular sphere or activity, especially computing or the use of the Internet. (Definitely me!)
Woot (ex): (Especially in electronic communication) Used to express elation, enthusiasm, or triumph
I am a happy “Noob” who manages to somehow stay afloat in the computer age (barely) and every time I learn something new or do something correctly on the computer or Iphone the first try out…I will start yelling “Woot!” from now on!
One of the grandchildren’s toys is still here (photo picture) and (in all “truthiness“) I can barely manage to work it…but I did manage to get the first line melody to “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” played and then gave myself an oral “Woot” for my perseverance!
As Reilly observed…most of the words that made it into the Oxford dictionary were two words put together….like:
Screenager (n): A person in their teens or twenties who has an aptitude for computers and the Internet
Locavore (n): A person whose diet consists only or principally of locally grown or produced food
Infomania (n): The compulsive desire to check or accumulate news and information, typically via mobile phone or computer.
Lucas Reilly produces a magazine I want to subscribe to (named Mental_Floss) which contains all kinds of new words, ideas, expressions…I feel that I will need this to be able to communicate with my grandchildren soon! It’s a whole new world out there I am learning.
His website also connects to some other great, creative websites and I loved this one on innovative Easter eggs. These creative “eggs” aren’t really eggs at all as you see in this link. Miss Cellania is really imaginative! These are too too cute!
If coming up with new words means simply putting two ideas/words together…as a grandmother I can come up with:
They all mean that I could just “eat them all up” every time I see them….(figuratively, of course!)
Speaking of…I am getting hungry for supper…so this will be a short blog for a fun Friday… especially since it is the beginning of spring break for the public schools… With teachers and students alike… more than ready for it! Everyone have a safe, fun break and Happy Easter!
So until tomorrow…as Robert Frost once said:
Thank you God for life and its continuance for all of us, our families,and loved ones.
Words come and go but if we follow the Word we never get lost.
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
* Perhaps I should have named Lachlan….”Dimples-avore” as you can readily surmise from this adorable photo Mollie sent me yesterday.