But honestly, I have to say, I'm pretty depressed “ghosting” has been added to the dictionary.
It's not because I'm offended by ghosting and want it to stop. In fact, I'm so afraid of confrontation, I ghosted my last therapist! I'm depressed because I'm one of those pretentious assholes who begins to hate things the moment they become mainstream.
But now it's also thrown around IRL to describe things like sexy NSFW photos or casual NSFW clothes.
After being added to last year, ‘ghosting’ has earned an official place in the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
So it’s not just an internet thing anymore, people.
That's right, my sweet kittens, according to uk, “ghosting” and the verb “to ghost” are now in the legit A bunch of other internet-y, millennial words have also been added to Merriam-Webster's online dictionary, including “safe space” (because we need safe spaces TO BE OURSELVES), “binge-watch” (because what else do you do on the weekends?
) and “shade” (which annoys me because us gays have been throwing “shade” at bitches for over a decade and no one added it to the dictionary then).
Other new words and phrases of note include microaggression, safe space, binge-watch, side-eye, and snollygaster.
They’ve also added in ‘shade’, defined as ‘a subtle, sneering expression of contempt for or disgust with someone—sometimes verbal, and sometimes not.’ This is a huge day for shade-throwers everywhere, as they have now, finally, been recognised by Merriam-Webster.
Merriam-Webster just announced more than 1,000 new additions to its dictionary, and a few of them give us new ways (or, really, recognize preexisting ways) to describe what sex, dating, and love are like in 2017."Even though it seems that the latest slang gets the most attention when dictionaries issue lists of new words, the additions come from the whole range of registers and from every corner of the language," the announcement reads.
"These are words that have demonstrated frequent and increasing use in a variety of sources, and are therefore likely to be encountered by a reader—and should be in the dictionary.
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