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    Internet: its 10 best English words, or, neologisms for our time

    Not sure what forum this goes in but, nevertheless, it is an entertaining, short read - educational, even, with none of the requisite pain of learning.

    The 10 best words the internet has given English (Guardian)

    Here are the words. The text following each provides interesting reading about meaning, usage, and history:

    01. Avatars
    02. Hashtags
    03. Scunthorpe problems
    04. Trolling
    05. Memes
    06. Spam
    07. LOLs
    08. Meh
    09. Cupertinos
    10. Geeks

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Not sure what forum this goes in but, nevertheless, it is an entertaining, short read - educational, even, with none of the requisite pain of learning.

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    I bookmarked his book. Because, yes, I'm going to read it.

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    They left off "baby mamma" and "baby daddy"...and..."my bad". But maybe that's not an internet thing...just society in general.

    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oh_gal View Post
    They left off "baby mamma" and "baby daddy"...and..."my bad". But maybe that's not an internet thing...just society in general.

    Meh.
    I think Jerry Springer gets the credit for that


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