Adorkable Gets Into the Dictionary (Internet: 1; English Teachers: 0)
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In case you're curious, here's the official definition of adorkable:
adorkable (əˈdɔːkəbəl) adj slangCan you hear that? That's the sound of a million English teachers sobbing.
socially inept or unfashionable in a charming or endearing way
ETYMOLOGY C21: blend of ADORABLE and DORK
You see, all of this is probably terrifying them: not only do the have to contend with essays full of w00t, LOL, OMG and WTF, which have been accepted into the Oxford dictionary over the years, now they will have to experience more heavy sighs as they witness the use of the word adorkable as well.
While I use these terms liberally on the blog, I would hereby like to promise all of my English teachers throughout the years that I will never, ever use them in any formal document. (Ok, who am I kidding. I'll probably be trying to sneak it into something just to see if I can get away with it. ;)
I'm torn on these changes; language evolves but sometimes it seems to derode a little, no? How do you feel about these new words? Leave a comment or tweet me! (See what I did there?)