Monday, January 8, 2007

Continuing with the idiocy...

WoW! Looks like the idiots are in control at the dictionary too!

Well, judging from the new "word of the year" from the American Dialect Society - it's "Plutoed," which apparently means "to demote or devalue someone or something,"

Could we just pluto the entire American Dialect Society, please???


It's another gem, courtesy of Yahoo News;

'Plutoed' chosen as '06 Word of the Year

Associated Press

Pluto is finally getting some respect — not from astronomers, but from wordsmiths.

"Plutoed" was chosen 2006's Word of the Year by the American Dialect Society at its annual meeting Friday.

To "pluto" is "to demote or devalue someone or something," much like what happened to the former planet last year when the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union decided Pluto didn't meet its definition of a planet.

"Our members believe the great emotional reaction of the public to the demotion of Pluto shows the importance of Pluto as a name," said society president Cleveland Evans. "We may no longer believe in the Roman god Pluto, but we still have a sense of personal connection with the former planet."

"Plutoed" won in a runoff against "climate canary," defined as "an organism or species whose poor health or declining numbers hint at a larger environmental catastrophe on the horizon."

Ohhh, why couldn't it have been URANUS?! We could've all had a lot of fun with that!

Well, thank God cooler heads prevailed at the American Dialect Society, because I don't know what I'd have done had "Climate Canary" won the day!

By the way, is this American Dialect Society a paying gig?

And if so, how much does it pay and what are the hours? Oh, and can you work from home (telecommute)?

I'm just asking because I'm friggin great at making up all sorts of inane words and dipshit phrases.

Hey! I'm an idiot and that's what idiots do.

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