Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mark Your Dictionaries


"Tank" is now the official, not-at-all-slangy term for "fall." (In a related development, "rise" has become "spike.")

6 comments:

Luise in Cambridge said...

And hype has long been the order of the day, perhaps the chief legacy of the 20th century.

Brian said...

More surprised that "skeds," for schedules, is now a term that's OK for publication.

Kelly Fincham said...

"Spike," considering its origins on the news desk, has long made my sub's blood boil!

--donna said...

And yet, when you spike a volleyball, you propel it downward.

Bill said...

Exactly!

Lauren I. Ruiz said...

I agree with Brian. "Skeds" is what really makes me want to clutch my copyeditor heart. Lol.