Oh my what a challenge, we have for the Daily Prompt today, yes WordPress are asking the following: Language evolves. The meaning of a word can shift over time as we use it differently — think of “cool,” “heavy,” or even “literally.”
Today, give a word an evolutionary push: give a common word a new meaning, explain it to us, and use it in the title of your post.
Well, today I think I will have to pick the word ‘sick’. Now when something was sick to me, either in a joke or literal term it meant, vile, gross, disgusting.. or an illness. What a shock I had when I realised that in our youth today the word means, ‘cool’.
And the only way I found that out was by my son, saying a song was ‘sick’ and I thought to myself on hearing the song, actually I like it and I like the words and the tune… so naturally I said to him, “What do you find in that song that makes you think it is vile?”
The shock and horror on my face when he replied, “I don’t find it horrible, I like it.”
‘Right’, I thought to myself, get on that computer and ‘googleit’ because there was no way I was going to admit to my son that I was now getting over the hill and not trendy… 😀
So my main word for this challenge today, has to be ‘sick’ but my newly created word is ‘Googleit’.
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