English

Mr Cranky the Evolution of English

When you're a Cranky Old Fart speaking with millennials, you start to notice these new-fangled words or old-fangled words used in a new-fangled way. More accurately in a mangled way. As a public service and in order to promote more harmony between the english-speaking human race and millinneals, I've decided to document some of those words: Alternative Facts - As in, "That wasn't a lie. It was an Alternative Facts." Alternate facts refer to facts that exist in an alternative universe. A fact-free universe.  Conwaying - As in, "Stop conwaying me." Which in effect means answering every question by blaming someone else for some unrelated issue. Example: "Hi Kellyanne, did you know it is raining?" Kellyanne, "Why are you asking me that when Hillary Clinton has an email server?" DM - as in "DM me." Which translates to send me a Direct Message (in Facebook or Twitter). Millennials seem to prefer DM to email.  If someone said to Kellyanne Conway, "Please DM me." She'd reply, "Why are you asking me to DM you while you are totally ignoring Hillary's email server?" Lit - as in "That is so lit." Don't confuse new lit with our old-farty lit which means intoxicated or drunk....