My wife and I are well-suited. Her strengths complement my weaknesses. My strengths do the same for her weaknesses. We both help the other with a soapbox commentary on blogs and Facebook posts. I get on one (sometimes), and she helps me back away from publicizing commentary that makes me sound like the old opinionated Chief I am.
And then we tend to have random -topic conversation on the way to COSTCO.
“Meh. I just love the videos that have goats interacting with people.” My dearest love continued, “Meh? I wonder if that really is a word. Or just a sound? Sounds like a goat.”
There was a time when I might have known the origin of this. I was raised to be both physically-active and a bookworm. But I digress.
In the decades before iPhones and Androids, I might read a lot of books to invigorate my vocabulary; these days not so much. On my smartphone, Internet dictionaries tell me “meh” in indeed a word.
Meh: used to express indifference or mild disappointment
No less an authority but the Merriam-Webster dictionary tells me it has been a word in common use since 1992.
What other words became part of the lexicon in 1992?
- Gen X
- time suck
With everyone using text, Snapchat, Twitter, or other app – the spoken word is probably going to disappear. The written word is already only trendy – but is my stock in trade so I cannot believe it will ever become an archaeological artifact. Is language going to hell? Meh!
Not just the sound goats make. At least this post has not been a time suck.