566 New Words In The Dictionary? From The Silly To The Gross- They Are Here
If you needed further proof that the world has gone crazy, take a look at the Fall collection of new words and terms in Dictionary.com. There are 566 New Words! From the silly to the gross, they are here. So, read ’em and weep, or giggle, or just scratch your head. Those are all perfectly reasonable responses. Let’s get to it, shall we.
Feel free to officially use “Blursday” or “snite.” One silly, one gross, two down. 564 to go. Ok, let’s start with “Blursday.” According to Dictionary.com, “Blursday” is an informal noun (aka: slang) which you say when the days all get blurred together. This could be the result of people working at home, and the days just running together. It’s said to “capture the vibe” of our busy lives. Apparently there are similar terms out there, like “Whoseday” and “Whensday.” Cute and silly, right?
What in the world is “snite.” It’s totally gross, that’s what it is. And it’s totally British. Dictionary.com just added this verb which means: to wipe mucus from (the nose), especially with the finger or thumb. A word we didn’t know we needed. But it does save us a few words in describing this action. Word economy is good.
Other new words, terms and phrases include a viral trend known as “shower orange.” Cue Zach Bryan’s “Something in the Orange,” please. This viral trend involves eating an orange in the shower. Why? I have no clue! But I did some digging and found that the TikTok trend has deep meaning. Kind of. Those is the know (thecut.com) say the “steam helps release the scent of the orange peel, transforming your bathroom into a gloriously citrusy spa.” And they allege mental health benefits in doing so, peeling an orange that is. Just go with it. It’s 2023 after all.
So, looks like there are quite a few more words we will have to learn to spell. Here are some of the ones we already have trouble with: