Nov. 28: Etomology

(the origin of a word and the historical development of its meaning)

Though I don’t play, I love
to peruse lists of new Scrabble words
that have entered the game:
hangry
onesie
spork
horchata
skeezy

which make me smile, but then the mind twists over
grawlix
which I should know because we use them all the time
typographical symbols used to replace words,
often swear words

and
embiggen (to increase in size), which makes sense
when you think about it

and the ones we’ve recently learned, not knowing we were
embracing new language:
pageview
subtweet
unfollow
unmute
vax

and I love that
guac (the yummy green avocado glop)
has made it in
along with
zedonk (a cross between a zebra and a donkey)
and
Jedi (at long last!)

And new abbreviations that I hear from young ones:
Here’s the sitch, one might say.
Let’s have a convo, about that, maybe a Zoomer?

To which I might add (as Scrabble has)
Yeehaw!

About janishaag

Writer, writing teacher, editor
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3 Responses to Nov. 28: Etomology

  1. Connie Raub says:

    FUN! and FUNNER! Thanks, Jan!
    Love,
    ~Connie

  2. buzzardnotes says:

    This is so cool and I’m so glad to learn this new entomology. As Connie says FUN

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