July 11, 2006


Interesting, but not all that surprising I guess, that among the official new entries in this year's Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition are the words "supersize" and "gastric bypass". Also included are "soul patch" and "unibrow", though my personal favorite has got to be:
Main Entry: mouse potato
Function: noun
Etymology: after couch potato
slang : a person who spends a great deal of time using a computer
Sound Familiar?


Anonymous said...

Alas! I am a 'MP' (pass the sour cream) as defined by Merriam-Webster. Guilty too of eating 'supersize' portions (mostly yummy home-cooked meals, so c'mon!) and would consider 'gastric bypass' if only I were not so affeared of goin' unda da knife.

Hubby once sported both a 'soul patch' (I am not enamoured of this facial hair) as well as a 'unibrow' (couldn't be helped - and really, not altogether a bad look for him - but - with age and the often inevitable accompanying hair loss, his has become considerably less 'uni').

Ah, but you weren't soliciting True Confessions, were ya?!?
[thanks for the link]

Anonymous said...

mouse potato!!!! love it.
raise your hands!!!!

guilty here... so sad.