01 April 2011

Oxford English Dictionary - additions (groan)

Okay  - I used to think the OED was a paragon of virtue, but, um, no more. This article, explaining the muffin top and other items, and lists some of their favorites (?) added to the Oxford English Dictionary. I've listed some of my "favorites," so to speak. 

Babycino. A drink of hot milk that has been frothed up with pressurized steam, intended for children. 
Eton mess. A dessert consisting of a rough mixture of whipped cream, pieces of meringue, and fruit, typically strawberries.
Flat water. Ordinary tap or bottled drinking water, as opposed to sparkling water. 
Mac1. Macaroni, as in mac and cheese.
Nom nom. Used to express pleasure at eating, or at the prospect of eating, delicious food. 
Sammich. A sandwich (I’m jonesing for a pastrami sammich.) 

Babycino - okay, sure, let's get them hooked on the idea of caffeine really really early. Jeez. Flat water? Really, how about still water. That I've heard of. Eton Mess - duh, it's hard to believe this hasn't made the OED before now. Who doesn't know what Eton Mess is?  That said, it's not that big of a deal. Why is it in the OED? Mac1 - sounds like the name of a rapper or something. What kind of tool uses this phrase? W-ever. 
Nom nom - that's what a baby says - how L.A.M.E. And Sammich, that's just insulting to anyone's intellect or gay or both. 
Here's to wishing all this was an April Fool's joke. 

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