Sunday, January 14, 2024

The Definition Of "Chicken Something Else" Is The 2023 Word Of The Year! And It Is "Going Digital"...  From the American Dialect Society...

"Going Digital" at SECU?

 😎 "Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, NY–Jan. 5—The American Dialect Society, in its 34th annual word-of-the-year vote [link to entire article]" has come up with a doozy - descriptive, but not exactly in good taste!

"The vote is the longest-running such vote anywhere, the only one not tied to commercial interests, and the word-of-the-year event to which all others lead. It is fully informed by the members’ expertise in the study of words, but it is far from a solemn occasion. Members in the 134-year-old organization include linguists, lexicographers, etymologists, grammarians, historians, researchers, writers, editors, students, and independent scholars."

😎 "The envelope please. And the winner is... "

"The term "enshittification" became popular in 2023 after it was used in a blog post by author Cory Doctorow, who used it to describe how digital platforms can become worse and worse. “Here is how platforms die: first, they are good to their users; then they abuse their users to make things better for their business customers; finally, they abuse those business customers to claw back all the value for themselves. Then, they die. I call this enshittification,” Doctorow wrote on his Pluralistic blog."

"Ben Zimmer, chair of the ADS New Words Committee and language columnist for the Wall Street Journal, and Dr. Kelly Elizabeth Wright of Virginia Tech, data czar of the New Words Committee presided over the event. Enshittification is a sadly apt term for how our online lives have become gradually degraded,” Zimmer said.""

😎 "Our New-New Strategic Plan"? "Going Digital", while changing the SECU "member profile" from owner to pigeon, to patsy and to profit... just more "click-bait"?

  ... is this too getting ready to hit the fan?