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Lap cheong

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The word "smackdown" has been added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.

I wonder if The Rock gets credit for coining the phrase...probably not. And can "poontang pie" be far behind?
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Probably not, but aren't there genericized trademark concerns for WWE?


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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.32
You have to do something to keep selling all of those dictionaries ... do they drop words every year too?


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I see that the word 'ginormous' has made it in too.

Now I'm feeling tremendously guilty for marking a pupil's work as incorrect for using that word....
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Dictionaries are descriptive, not prescriptive. Just because it's in one doesn't mean it's proper English. I'm sure most dictionaries contain the word "ain't", but if a student uses the word, I ain't gonna give him credit for it. B^)
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I think it's because kids don't really know what ain't is a contraction of (nice use, BTW).

I'm not really sure words like ginormous belong in the dictionary, smackdown seems fine because it's another form of beatdown. Ginormous and Crunk (especially crunk) are just nonsense words that somehow became popular, though it's nice that Conan O'Brien's made up swear word became so popular.

What next, ricockulous?

(edited by Zundian on 11.7.07 2035)

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Lap cheong

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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.99

Smack•down is officially defined as:

1: the act of knocking down or bringing down an opponent 2: a contest in entertainment wrestling 3: a decisive defeat 4: a confrontation between rivals or competitors

P.S. - I should've changed my icon sooner (see 1st post)'s weird, and please don't take this as trivializing what has happened, but noticing little things in your life that jump out at how I should have changed my Benoit DEAN pic avatar, or realizing I'll never be able to listen to OLP - "Whatever" the same way and deleting it off my iPod... Sorry to go off course.
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