The Global Language Monitor tracks word usage on these here Internet tubes and they have come up with the Top Ten for 2009 …
I had to look up Hadron – it relates to the Large Hadron Collider that I vaguely recall was yet another way the world was supposed to end. I thought it sounded like a Greek god and it turns out I’m not nearly as dumb as I think. Hadron does come from the Greek language and its root meaning is thick or stout – as in ‘oh crap my thighs look hadron in these jeans’.
Personally I’m thrilled to see the word ‘douche’ make a comeback. I guess it didn’t make the list since it’s used more on TV than in writing. I suppose those Twitter kids can’t spell it. Must be French or something.
Douche has always been popular back in my MotherHood of Brooklyn …
“Yo douche! Yuh mudder sed to come home”
“Hey douche! Ya can’t pawk yah car dere”
“Quit actin’ like a douche”
and my favorite …
“I’m a douche!? Yuh whole family is douches. Yuh mudder is a douche. Yuh fadder is a douche and yuh sistah is the biggest douche of all”
Being classy and intelligent I always used the correct plural of douche – douchii.
You can read about the Global Language Monitor and see the Top Ten Phrases of 2009 HERE
If you’d like to be bored to tears you can read about Hadron HERE
This Douchess is off to do errands.