Saturday, November 21, 2009

Unfriendly? not necessarily so ....


Today's Smile-Inducer : Sleeping in! It's a luxury these days to get to sleep in. And thus this morning when the alarm rang at 9.30am, I smiled a contented cat's smile and snuggled deeper instead.....=)

I love the English language. There's just so many words to describe one feeling, one fear, one hope, one dream. There's just so much to play with! And playing with words has been a kind of passion and hobby for me. So imagine my joy when the New Oxford American Dictionary released it's dictionary word of the year. And get this... the word is *drumroll* U-N-F-R-I-E-N-D !

Oxford defines "unfriend," a verb, thusly: "To remove someone as a 'friend' on a social networking site such as Facebook.

How delightful !

And so to test out this word... I hereby unfriend you..assignments ! Alright, so I know I'm not exactly keeping to the meaning of the word but indulge a stressed up kid ...besides, doesn't that have such a nice ring to it? =P


4 comments:

Fiona said...

but please don't UNFRIEND me, jo. hahaha...

owl_order said...

unfriend. lol. that sounds so childish. i remember hearing a lot of "i duwan friend you" back there in kindergarten.

hanseong said...

Just thought I would share with you an interesting link. It's the blog of an acquaintance of mine; specifically, his two cents on Oxford's word of the year. =)

http://blog.endofweb.co.uk/2009/11/oxford-dictionaries-expensive-toilet-paper/

Joanna said...

Fiona : Haha .. now that is something that would never happen.

Wen Qi : I was thinking the exact same thing. The world sounds so deliciously childish.

Han Seong : Touché ! ... =P