Daily Prompt: Morphing

Oslangh 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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Bren Ryan is a female amateaur photographer who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called RyanPhotography showcasing the places they visited places on their Photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills to landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight to the wonderful landscapes, buildings and places to visit in the South of England and beyond.

12 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Morphing”

      1. I know it! There is a word that I tend to use that is made up: Awesomesauce. It means awesome + hot. At least I think it does.


    1. All I can say with these youngsters is.. thank god we have google and the urban dictionary.. But I can’t remember ever using urban slang, when I was a teenager, not like they do today..


  1. I am glad that my grand daughter used her word in a sentence when I went to her Facebook page to see what I could grab. It made it easier to use it in context. Otherwise I am not so sure I would have used it correctly in today’s terms lol…Thank you for sharing.


    1. Yes it does make it easier when they use it in context.. but for the life of me, at the time, I couldn’t think why he thought that song was sick… kids.. who would have them 😀


    1. Don’t get me going on that one.. 😀 He just rings now, I think he has found out his mother ends up ringing him cos she can’t decipher what he is trying to say. Mind you in years to come he will have this to come.. and I can’t wait to say, ‘Now you know what it is like’ 😀


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