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Meh - new word in the dictionary
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I was actually shocked by this news!

"Meh", a word which indicates a lack of interest or enthusiasm, became the latest addition to the Collins English Dictionary on Monday. Skip related content
Related photos / videos Enlarge photo The word, which beat hundreds of other suggestions from members of the public, will feature in the 30th anniversary edition of the dictionary, which is to be published next year.

Though the word apparently originates from North America, Collins said it was now widely used on the Internet, and was increasingly seen in British spoken English.

The dictionary entry for "meh" will say it can be used as an interjection to indicate indifference or boredom, as an adjective to describe something as boring or mediocre, or to show an individual is apathetic or unimpressed.

The word was popularised by the US comedy animation series "The Simpsons", where characters Bart and Lisa use it to express indifference when their father Homer suggests a day trip.

It was submitted by Erin Whyte from Nottingham, and a panel of Collins language experts singled it out from the hundreds of other submissions because of its frequency of use in modern English.

"This is a new interjection from the US that seems to have inveigled its way into common speech over here," said Cormac McKeown, head of content at Collins Dictionaries.

"It shows people are increasingly writing in a register somewhere in between spoken and written English."

Other words submitted to Collins's campaign -- which was launched in June and called on members of the public to suggest words they used in everyday English -- were jargonaut (a fan of jargon); frenemy (an enemy disguised as a friend) and huggles (a hybrid of hugs and snuggles).


Do you use the word? Do u think its a good idea to have 'Meh' and others in the dictionary?

source: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20081117/tuk-meh-new-word-for-indifference-enters-a7ad41d.html
Posted 11/18/08
i often use that but i never thought it was actually a word...
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Oh for the love of---
way to poison our English vocabulary. =__=;
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First "bling", now this? Fuck...
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IRRELEVAAAAAAAAAAAAAANCE!!!!
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This word I always say as a Malay word. But is it "Meh" is a good word?
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Fawwaz93 wrote:

This word I always say as a Malay word. But is it "Meh" is a good word?


meh sini as mai sini? thats you mean?
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wych_elm wrote:


Fawwaz93 wrote:

This word I always say as a Malay word. But is it "Meh" is a good word?


meh sini as mai sini? thats you mean?


yes.
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Posted 11/18/08
'Meh'? I hardly ever used it...
This is retarted


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so it wasn't a word before? so that's why there were so many red marks on my high school essays...
Posted 11/18/08
meh,started using it since i used the interwebz
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Posted 11/18/08
Sounds like a singlish word.
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Posted 11/18/08
Sounds like those brooding people in anime kind of language. Their "Hn.." language.
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Posted 11/18/08
i've barely even heard of it! i think i've only heard it once, and that was on a naruto icon. it had a chibi sasuke saying "meh." !!!

kawaii~~~!!
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Posted 11/18/08
since when was it a english word?
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