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2021-11-24 10:39:40 AM  
NTF?!  WTF?! LOL
 
2021-11-24 10:42:19 AM  
OK, OK ...'NFT'
 
2021-11-24 10:46:45 AM  
If I'm gonna die for a word, my word is...
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2021-11-24 10:50:29 AM  
WTF is Collins Dictionary?
 
2021-11-24 10:51:47 AM  

Badmoodman: WTF is Collins Dictionary?


the concerned dictionary.  It is very concerned.
 
2021-11-24 11:02:05 AM  

Badmoodman: WTF is Collins Dictionary?


Collins is no Websters. And Websters is no Oxfords

HTH.
 
2021-11-24 11:21:14 AM  
eabod mfs
 
2021-11-24 11:21:27 AM  
Can it really be the word of the year if it's an acronym?
 
2021-11-24 11:22:23 AM  

Klivian: Can it really be the word of the year if it's an acronym?


Initialism, but whatevs.
 
2021-11-24 11:23:29 AM  
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2021-11-24 11:24:18 AM  

Klivian: Can it really be the word of the year if it's an acronym?


Next word of the year, "LGBTQ"
 
2021-11-24 11:24:33 AM  
Rittenhouse?
 
2021-11-24 11:25:39 AM  
Until blockchain security is rendered obsolete by quantum computing in about 3 to 5 years, predicted by everyone using blockchain technology.
 
2021-11-24 11:26:28 AM  
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2021-11-24 11:27:01 AM  

trappedspirit: Klivian: Can it really be the word of the year if it's an acronym?

Next word of the year, "LGBTQ"


Whatever I'm still going to don my gay apparel in 31 days, not waiting 396 days
 
2021-11-24 11:27:08 AM  
Dictionaries should start raising money by selling individual words as NFTs. It's a great investment opportunity. Obviously the big players are going to score stuff like "the" and "is" right away and you won't be able to afford them, but the trick is to buy something like "Pulaski" for cheap, and then just wait until someone commits a heinous murder with a Pulaski tool, and the word is all over the news, and then you'll be able to sell that baby for a boatload of etherdogebits.
 
2021-11-24 11:27:34 AM  

farkitallletitend: Until blockchain security is rendered obsolete by quantum computing in about 3 to 5 years, predicted by everyone using blockchain technology.


Isn't is already obsolete because one of the alphabet agencies was able to break it and find owner info?
 
2021-11-24 11:27:41 AM  

trappedspirit: Klivian: Can it really be the word of the year if it's an acronym?

Next word of the year, "LGBTQ"


That can be the word every year if we just keep adding letters to it.
 
2021-11-24 11:30:33 AM  

Chemlight Battery: trappedspirit: Klivian: Can it really be the word of the year if it's an acronym?

Next word of the year, "LGBTQ"

That can be the word every year if we just keep adding letters to it.


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2021-11-24 11:31:20 AM  

Badmoodman: WTF is Collins Dictionary?


That was my first thought.  Probably some cheap made-in-China dicktionary (sic) that Walmart sells.
 
2021-11-24 11:31:36 AM  

Chemlight Battery: trappedspirit: Klivian: Can it really be the word of the year if it's an acronym?

Next word of the year, "LGBTQ"

That can be the word every year if we just keep adding letters to it.


Funnied, but I suspect you're an asshole.  (Subject to change).
 
2021-11-24 11:32:41 AM  
At least it's not webster's urban dictionary. Oxford or gtfo.
 
2021-11-24 11:34:54 AM  

dionysusaur: Chemlight Battery: trappedspirit: Klivian: Can it really be the word of the year if it's an acronym?

Next word of the year, "LGBTQ"

That can be the word every year if we just keep adding letters to it.

Funnied, but I suspect you're an asshole.  (Subject to change).


At this rate, they may just wrap around to Cis and Straight.
 
2021-11-24 11:36:01 AM  
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2021-11-24 11:37:21 AM  
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63 million dollars 4 something that looks like it was slapped together on construction paper by an eighth grader, or by someone with Photoshop and a very bad case of attention deficit disorder.

Let's be honest here folks. The art world is a scam.
 
2021-11-24 11:39:32 AM  
Meh.  Reflects our dysfunctional corporatist lives.
 
2021-11-24 11:42:08 AM  
I promise you all, if you want to see Bitcoin implode, have me buy it with money I earned.

My investment notions are abysmal.
 
2021-11-24 11:42:54 AM  
That's so fetch.
 
2021-11-24 11:44:17 AM  

atomic-age: I promise you all, if you want to see Bitcoin implode, have me buy it with money I earned.

My investment notions are abysmal.


Eddie Mush - go do it - end this lunacy
 
2021-11-24 11:49:10 AM  
Collins is now dead to me.
 
2021-11-24 11:52:44 AM  
The sole good of NFTs is that slightly more people understand what the word fungible means, which is a very useful word with no direct equivalent.
 
2021-11-24 11:53:33 AM  
BFD
 
2021-11-24 11:54:24 AM  

Foolkiller: BFD


BFE is disfavored, right?
 
2021-11-24 12:02:03 PM  

Chemlight Battery: trappedspirit: Klivian: Can it really be the word of the year if it's an acronym?

Next word of the year, "LGBTQ"

That can be the word every year if we just keep adding letters to it.


LGBTQNFT
 
2021-11-24 12:04:32 PM  

Badmoodman: WTF is Collins Dictionary?


Look it up in your Funk & Wagnell's
 
2021-11-24 12:05:56 PM  

cocozilla: [Fark user image 425x239]63 million dollars 4 something that looks like it was slapped together on construction paper by an eighth grader, or by someone with Photoshop and a very bad case of attention deficit disorder.

Let's be honest here folks. The art world is a scam.


here ...I saved you all 63 million


You are welcome

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2021-11-24 12:08:50 PM  

cocozilla: cocozilla: [Fark user image 425x239]63 million dollars 4 something that looks like it was slapped together on construction paper by an eighth grader, or by someone with Photoshop and a very bad case of attention deficit disorder.

Let's be honest here folks. The art world is a scam.

here ...I saved you all 63 million


You are welcome

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But it's not my fark_aP5barmpZo_qXssWcTPmLeB_ALI.jpg. There's no sense of gratification without the distributed digital certificate of authenticity.
 
2021-11-24 12:14:22 PM  
I have never heard anyone use the word chuegy. Except me.  When I was trying to explain the word.
 
2021-11-24 12:15:48 PM  
They almost picked "cheugy"? YGTFKM. Even slang words generally have an etymology that makes some kind of sense. They aren't just letters strewn together for no reason. Ergo, "cheugy" is farking moronic. We might as well declare that "flerpid" means to sing poorly and "duizklowding" means "sleeping with the mother of the person who started a forum thread".

Get better slang, you farks!
 
2021-11-24 12:20:00 PM  

patrick767: They almost picked "cheugy"? YGTFKM. Even slang words generally have an etymology that makes some kind of sense. They aren't just letters strewn together for no reason. Ergo, "cheugy" is farking moronic. We might as well declare that "flerpid" means to sing poorly and "duizklowding" means "sleeping with the mother of the person who started a forum thread".

Get better slang, you farks!


Don't be so cigbet.
 
2021-11-24 12:24:28 PM  

trappedspirit: Klivian: Can it really be the word of the year if it's an acronym?

Next word of the year, "LGBTQ"


It's LGBTQIAWTFBBQ to you. Anyway, it is to me.

Thank the small mercies of the Lord that "cheugy" didn't make the cut. It's great to have a single word that expresses "dead-eyed soulless barbie doll", I guess, but I don't need to use it very often.

/throw Barbie on the barbie
//add unleaded gasoline
///duck and cover
 
2021-11-24 12:29:26 PM  
No matter what word it is, it will be dumber than I expect.

//Goes to look.

NFT?  That's not a word.  That's an acronym.
So yeah, that's pretty remarkably stupid.
 
2021-11-24 12:30:49 PM  
But hey, while I'm at it, I do have a bunch of NFTs for sale if you are looking to beef up your collections.

Also, you can poke fun all you want.  But cleared about $1000 this year with no investment at all.  So I have no idea what you are laughing at.
 
2021-11-24 12:43:48 PM  

durbnpoisn: No matter what word it is, it will be dumber than I expect.

//Goes to look.

NFT?  That's not a word.  That's an acronym.
So yeah, that's pretty remarkably stupid.


It's not even an acronym.  It's an initialism.  Acronyms you can pronounce like a word, NATO, NASA, SCUBA.  I've yet to hear anyone just casually mention a NFT without spelling it out.
 
2021-11-24 12:44:16 PM  

Chemlight Battery: trappedspirit: Klivian: Can it really be the word of the year if it's an acronym?

Next word of the year, "LGBTQ"

That can be the word every year if we just keep adding letters to it.


Curious who the "we" is in your statement.
 
2021-11-24 12:46:14 PM  
I'd have picked metaverse.  Every tech firm claims to be enmeshed in it.
 
2021-11-24 12:47:42 PM  
I don't think anything will top that time a third-string dictionary decided that "Infosnacking" was the word of the year, which the Fark headline pointed out was "despite the fact that no one has used that word before, ever."
 
2021-11-24 12:47:56 PM  
Came here to echo the sentiments that at least it wasn't f*cking "cheugy." I cannot think of a more idiotic sounding word for an idiotically pointless and vague concept. "It's like that thing, when someone is like that? Yeah, like that."
 
2021-11-24 12:51:11 PM  
Huh. I came in here assuming the word would be "woke."
 
2021-11-24 12:56:15 PM  

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p00nt4ng?
 
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