Urban Dictionary Replaces Merriam Webster as the Official Dictionary
The modern English language in academia is lipstick and rouge. No one talks like that, and thank God. And now it’s official, as the Urban Dictionary replaces Merriam Webster as the official dictionary in the United States of America. It’s a truly momentous switch, considering the long history of Merriam Webster’s status as official dictionary.
In practical terms, language is communication. The way we relay information from primate to primate. You can convey your message and still have poor spelling, or lack any understanding of linguistics. Language itself morphs and changes based on its environment, and you can easily lose context if you don’t know the local slang. If nothing else, people will be able to tell that you aren’t from round their parts.
The powers that be pass down a politically correct, standardized version. Required regurgitation, very similar to public school. We no longer say colored, it’s African American now.
“What if someone has black skin without any genetics from Africa?”
I’ll stick with terms from the community thank you, because I actually live here. Humans do not speak in terms of power or state, we simply communicate. Like being in on a scam, you either know it or you don’t. That is where the Urban Dictionary comes in. Instead of consulting a dusty dictionary, or pretending to know the right answer, we go to the Urban Dictionary.
It knows. With its power from the people model, you can find the true meaning of a word better than a Noah Webster could ever manage. That is why Urban Dictionary is the new official standard for the English language.
Will the entire world switch over to the Urban Dictionary? Time will tell, but Siri is already taking direction from her side lover.