I cannot keep up with the English language that adopts new words to our vocabulary constantly. The latest I learn from the online Oxford Dictionary, are the words twirk, selfie, cake pop, unlike, form, and metime. I can only guess the meaning and why they have been adopted into the worldâ€™s most progressive language.
However, adopting and creating new words I read, is nothing new. For instance, William Shakespeare invented many words we use, including the words luggage and puke.
Some words in common use are silly. You can ask a crook, â€œHow are you?â€™â€™ He can answer, â€œIâ€™m good.â€
Like hell he is. He is a despicable character who should have answered, â€œIâ€™m well,â€ or something to that effect. He certainly is not â€œgood.â€
Another word that is used constantly is â€œonly.â€ It proceeds most ads, whether it be for a trifling item, a Rolls Royce, or a property worth millions of dollars. Usually, the price is preceded by the word â€œOnly.â€
All I can about those ads is, â€œOnly… my ass!â€
Mike Harvey, Langley