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'Meh' enters the dictionary

 
 
Reply Mon 17 Nov, 2008 08:13 pm
Nothing to get excited about: The indifferent 'meh' gains place in English dictionary
Quote:

At least someone is excited about "meh."

The expression of indifference or boredom has gained a place in the Collins English Dictionary after generating a surprising amount of enthusiasm among lexicographers.

Publisher HarperCollins announced Monday the word had been chosen from terms suggested by the public for inclusion in the dictionary's 30th anniversary edition, to be published next year.

The origins of "meh" are murky, but the term grew in popularity after being used in a 2001 episode of "The Simpsons" in which Homer suggests a day trip to his children Bart and Lisa.

"They both just reply 'meh' and keep watching TV," said Cormac McKeown, head of content at Collins Dictionaries.

The dictionary defines "meh" as an expression of indifference or boredom, or an adjective meaning mediocre or boring. Examples given by the dictionary include "the Canadian election was so meh."
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 17 Nov, 2008 08:35 pm
@Robert Gentel,
meh
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 17 Nov, 2008 08:38 pm
@edgarblythe,


I knew that would be the first response.
Reyn
 
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Reply Mon 17 Nov, 2008 09:07 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Quote:
Examples given by the dictionary include "the Canadian election was so meh."

Tsk, tsk, picking on Canadians, again.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 17 Nov, 2008 09:08 pm
@Robert Gentel,
I rushed to be sure I got it in ahead of the others.
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Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 17 Nov, 2008 10:16 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Don't have a cow, Robert.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Mon 17 Nov, 2008 10:20 pm
@Merry Andrew,
Huh? About what?
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Mon 17 Nov, 2008 10:23 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Ref. was to the bida-bing button on yr. post #2.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Mon 17 Nov, 2008 11:18 pm
@Reyn,
Shouldn't it be, "the Canadian election was so meh, eh?"
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 18 Nov, 2008 12:20 am
@Robert Gentel,
Bah.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 18 Nov, 2008 12:21 am
@DrewDad,
DrewDad wrote:

Shouldn't it be, "the Canadian election was so meh, eh?"


Doesn't rhyme.
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Tue 18 Nov, 2008 05:49 am
@dlowan,
Feh!
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 18 Nov, 2008 07:55 am
@Merry Andrew,
Merry Andrew wrote:

Feh!


Blech!
Letty
 
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Reply Tue 18 Nov, 2008 08:05 am
@dlowan,
Doh! That is now included in the OED.
flyboy804
 
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Reply Tue 18 Nov, 2008 08:11 am
@Merry Andrew,
Merry Andrew wrote:

Feh!
I concur. I'll take Leo Rosten's "The Joys of Yiddish" over "Collins English Dictionary" every time.
dlowan
 
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Reply Tue 18 Nov, 2008 08:16 am
@Letty,
Letty wrote:

Doh! That is now included in the OED.


Well, re me then!
Merry Andrew
 
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Reply Wed 19 Nov, 2008 08:26 pm
@flyboy804,
Quote:
I'll take Leo Rosten's "The Joys of Yiddish" over "Collins English Dictionary" every time.


Me too. One of my favorite books.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 19 Nov, 2008 08:31 pm
@dlowan,
'Tis a fa, fa better thing I do....
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 23 Mar, 2012 05:17 am

http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x336/RegionPhilbis/meh.jpg
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jespah
 
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Reply Fri 23 Mar, 2012 06:38 am
The Meh List

Talkin' 'bout Meh Generation
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