The Year of Words: Day 331 - A sign of the times?


Today's words leave me in a temporary state of shock.

I've been rather maxed out with work today being up against a publication deadline, so it's a bit short today. I'm not quite certain how it's half past eight already.

All I would say about the new word offering is shame on you OED, CED and Collins. Sumfin has been used as a lazy and sloppy alternative to something since Tudor times. However, it hadn't been included in 'proper dictionaries' because - well - it was lazy and sloppy.

Apparently standards have now slipped to such an appallingly low level that it appears in dictionaries with an optional trailing k. I have to say anyone caught using it would be a total mooncalf.

Totes chugs and lil wayne innit.


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