posted on May, 19 2014 @ 11:06 AM
It's that time of year again and it's time to see what great and wonderful new words we have been deemed worthy of using on a scrabble board as well
a daily conversation! It's always a hoot these days to see what composers of the written word have agreed upon!
So what is the new speak for the year?
Crowdfunding joins big data and gamification, illustrating how technology is being used to understand and motivate behavior.
I can see crowdfunding and I'm kinda surprised it hadn't already been there? Ahh well.. it happens and better late than never. The effort may have
been crowd sourced, eh?
In the area of more intimate relationships, catfish, a technology-related term, refers to a person who sets up a false social networking
profile for deceptive purposes
Okay, Catfish is new. I've only known that to refer to a bottom feeding junk fish people go hunt as much as 'catch' in the rivers and lakes around
here. (makes mental note to leave Bubba stumped for a few minutes on that one..lol)
Finally, a few oddball ones, even to me!
Other notable additions include freegan, fracking, and Yooper, a nickname used for a native or resident of the Upper
Peninsula of Michigan.
Yooper? You mean someone actually chooses to refer to themselves as a Yooper?
Oh..and within the list is "Selfie". That all important act of doing a thing you'll likely regret for years to come and explain to grand kids as
"this is what you don't want to do"...finally gets official status. Aww.... (wipes away something stuck in the eye) It's a touching moment in the
annals of self humiliation. Yes indeed.
Okay... Well, they say we are a nation of 50 different ways of seeing things, loosely joined in a Union of like minded people. I suppose addition day
to the dictionary is one that shows that aspect better than most, eh?