English Language Day 2021: From GOAT to Nothingburger; 5 funny words which recently made their way to dictionary
New Delhi | Jagran Lifestyle Desk: English is a very funny language. Well, no, we aren't quoting dialogue from some famous star from a famous film but that's actually a fact. Yes, at least in this case. Well, you will get to know why while you read ahead.
Every year on April 23, English Language Day is celebrated. This day came into existence by the UN's Department of Public Information in 2010, as it is one of the 6 official languages of the nation. Also, this special day was chosen to be celebrated on this date because April 23 is observed as ace author William Shakespeare's birth and death day.
Now, coming back to English being funny, it is actually scientifically proven that some words are funnier than others and as per a 2018 research conducted by the University of Alberta, the word 'Jiggly' was one of them. Therefore, here we are with a list of 5 hilarious words added recently to the English language dictionary.
As much as the slang word 'Greatest Of All Time' is famous amongst millennials, it is not a popular word to be added to the dictionary. This word is used to refer to or describe the person who has performed better than anyone else ever.
This word means, an often highly publicized event or situation that is said to have less impact or significance than expected. Usage could be like "The movie premier event was a total nothingburger".
It means "a strong negative reaction or backlash against the largest technology companies, or their employees or products." Usage in a sentence,"Instagram has witnessed a lot of techlashes recently."
This is a space or thing that resembles or reminds you of a farmhouse or life in a farmhouse, especially in being cozy or charmingly rustic. Usage in a sentence: "The garden and indoor fabrics remind me of my countryside's farmhousey decor."
Beardo is someone with a beard. Well, this one was easy. Usage in a sentence: "My ex-boyfriend was a beardo."
Posted By: Sanyukta Baijal