What is this compulsion people have, primarily on the internet, but also in the real world, for using unnecessary abbreviations? In some circumstances, indeed, frequent abbreviation makes sense. When one tweets (loathsome term!), one must cut and abbreviate ruthlessly in order to be able to say much at all. But rarely is this necessary in … Continue reading H8rs Gonna H8
It's a British term. No, really. Check it out. I actually knew that already since I spend a fair bit of time looking at random things in the OED, but I expect it comes as a surprise to a fair number of folks. The best part of the article though is the soccer snobs in … Continue reading "Soccer" isn’t an American term.
The second meaning is perhaps a play on the traditional ineptitude of rustic folk. Interesting that this particular word was chosen, I think. agricultural, a.a. Of or pertaining to agriculture; connected with husbandry or tillage of the ground.b. slang. Applied to a clumsy stroke in cricket.c. agricultural ant: a species of ant, such as the … Continue reading Ain’t you never played cricket before?
I wouldn't have guessed that this word would have the implications that it does. Interestingly, there isn't any mention of the common usage I see in World of Warcraft which sticks much more strictly to the very first part of the definition. Perhaps there will be an addition later if the word persists in the … Continue reading Gain it, hold it.
One of those lovely nonsense-sounding words. Maybe even a Mr T word. "I pity the foo' who tries the old acamarackus on me!" Or, "Mr T don't fall for that old ackamarackus!"ackamarackusslang (orig. U.S.).In phr. the old ackamarackus: a tale or explanation that seeks to convince through deception; a ‘tall’ story, a hackneyed tale; nonsense, … Continue reading Too good to pass up
Short words seem to have the longest definitions. Probably because since they are so easily used, they are more frequently altered in their meanings little by little over time, or additional meanings are given to them. Long, complicated words tend to be more precise for converse reasons.A fun word, and one in which I recognized … Continue reading Short word, long definition