A middle school teacher asked her students to dress in black in order to have a funeral for bad grammar. Kids wrote their bad grammar on a piece of paper then they buried their papers. Parents were in an uproar over this!
Spell Check: The Oxford Dictionary has added the following words among others.
Adorbs (adj.): arousing great delight; cute or adorable.
Amazeballs (adj.): very impressive, enjoyable, or attractive.
Binge-watch (v.): watch multiple episodes of a television program in rapid succession.
Bro hug (n.): a friendly embrace between two men.
Clickbait (n.): (on the Internet) content whose main purpose is to attract attention and draw visitors to a particular web page.
Cray (adj.): crazy, but without that time-consuming extra syllable.
Concha (contraction): don't you.
E-cig (n.): another term for electronic cigarette.
Fandom (n.): the fans of a particular person, team, series, etc., regarded collectively as a community or subculture.
Hate-watch (v.): watch (a television program usually) for the sake of the enjoyment derived from mocking or criticizing it.
Hot mess (n.): a person or thing that is spectacularly unsuccessful or disordered.
ICYMI (abbrev.): in case you missed it.
Live-tweet (v.): post comments about (an event) on Twitter while the event is taking place.
Neckbeard (n.): growth of hair on a man's neck, especially when regarded as indicative of poor grooming.
Side boob (n.): the side part of a woman's breast, as exposed by a revealing item of clothing.
SMH (abbrev.): shaking (or shake) my head (used to express disapproval, exasperation, etc.).
Throw shade (phr.): publicly criticize or express contempt for someone.
Vape (v.): inhale and exhale the vapor produced by an electronic cigarette or similar device.
YOLO (abbrev.): you only live once (expressing the view that one should make the most of the present moment)
Slacker says that when he was younger he had a teacher that wanted to get rid of bad grammar early on. He says that his teacher dressed in black and had a funeral for the bad grammar! Slacker says that they even dug a hole and there is now a hole somewhere with random words on papers.
Steve says his biggest pet peeve was when people say WOOF instead of WOLF. He said his mom used to say it all of the time and it used to bother him so much.
Lil D can’t stand it when people say anyways, it’s anyway! He says no “S”! He also hates it when people say dats instead of that’s, it drives him crazy!
What are your linguistic pet-peeves?
I personally can’t stand it when someone uses WARSH. There is no “R” people!!!!!!
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