Monday, November 17, 2008

I'm Lukewarm About It

I love when words get added to the dictionary. It's the evolution of language in real time! Now "meh" gets its day. HarperCollins is adding meh to its Collins English Dictionary 30th Anniversary Edition. People are as excited as they can possibly be about such an ambivalent word:

"This is a new interjection from the U.S. that seems to have inveigled its way into common speech over here. Internet forums and e-mail are playing a big part in formalizing the spellings of vocal interjections like these. A couple of other examples would be 'hmm' and 'heh.'"

I think "heh" doesn't stand a chance against "meh." Meh is sweeping the nation! All the kids are saying it!

New Scrabble word?