Parlance

I just got up, 9 am, (Easter break started yesterday) and I used the word “parlance” in a sentence and that is the first time I have ever used that word while speaking. Something’s not right. ūü§Ē

Oxford’s Words in a Sentence

Ever since I read the list of words shortlisted for Oxford Dictionaries word of the year, I couldn’t help but wonder if we can combine all those words in a meaningful sentence. Here is my try. If you manage to write one of your own and would like to share it, please ping back to this post or tag it as #WordsOfTheYearSentence.

For reference, here are those words.

hygge, n.

mass noun] a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being (regarded as a defining characteristic of Danish culture)

Brexiteer

British informal a person who is in favour of the United Kingdom withdrawing from the European Union

Latinx, n. and adj.

Noun: a person of Latin American origin or descent (used as a gender-neutral or non-binary alternative to Latino or Latina)

coulrophobia, n.

extreme or irrational fear of clowns

adulting

[mass noun] informal the practice of behaving in a way characteristic of a responsible adult, especially the accomplishment of mundane but necessary tasks

chatbot

a computer program designed to simulate a conversation with human users, especially over the Internet

glass cliff, n.

used with reference to a situation in which a woman or member of a minority group ascends to a leadership position in challenging circumstances where the risk of failure is high.

alt-right, n.

(in the US) an ideological grouping associated with extreme conservative or reactionary viewpoints, characterized by a rejection of mainstream politics and by the use of online media to disseminate deliberately controversial content.

woke, adj.

US informal alert to injustice in society, especially racism.

Here is my Sentence (you can use the words in any order) (if there are any mistakes please do let me know)

The hygge in my life was messed up this year when I woke to first the brexiteer’s rejoicing and then later the alt-right groups creating trouble for Latinx and other races and minorities making people fear them more than their fear of coulrophobia and wondering when the women will stop falling off the glass cliff and wishing that people grow beyond basic adulting and help us look forward in the future with some hope so that we don’t end up taking orders from a chatbot .

Mugachino ???

I hardly understood half of the words that was there in this new article “Ranga, bogan and mugachino among new words added to Australian dictionary” except for budgie smugglers because I remember some Australian Actor (was it Chris Hemsworth or Margot Robbie ? ) mention it in one of their¬†interviews.¬†Mugachino is so ….I don’t know…

In the recent years, languages are changing so much and so many slang terms are being accepted in the dictionaries. Don’t know if it is good or bad. ¬†But I¬†know that it is going to be a lot difficult if there are too many slang terms added and if not everyone is aware of it. I already have so many problems with words while communicating with someone in English. Don’t need no more complicated slang terms to confuse every one now yo. At the least,¬†we can¬†get some good laugh out of those mix-up, as we¬†always do. What do you think? Do you use any of these slang terms? What other slang terms you think are popular?

 

 

Crikey!

My first thought when I read the prompt was ‘Linda is just taking the piss out of me‘ ūüėČ I have recently started to hear about these slang words but this one (ta, of course) takes the biscuit.

I was about to waffle¬†regarding¬†Taal and how that word in Indian classical music means rhythm and all that. But now I am going to table that topic for another day. I think I have¬†sorted¬†out the prompt with enough British slangs and words that start with ‘ta’. So, ¬†ta-ta for now. Catch¬†you all later ūüėČ


Post for this week’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt.

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: ‚Äúta.‚ÄĚ The word, ‚Äúta,‚ÄĚ is British slang for thank you: use it this way, or find any other word that starts with those two letters. Enjoy!

 

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