Friday, August 24, 2012

We're all going to hell in a dictionary

Well, not really. But as usual, the "Scream" crowd is emerging over the latest crop of neologisms to enter the dictionaries (here's Oxford's August list). (Though there is a nagging suspicion in reading this that it may be unnecessarily shrill just to get page views.)

And, as usual, John McIntyre launches a well-placed missile right to the middle of the pomposity and silliness.

One is often reminded of the quote by Samuel Johnson, considered father of the modern dictionary.

Let the weekend begin ...

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