Do you think we should really be so excited about the word ‘meh‘? I mean, doesn’t anyone else find it just a little ironic that there’s all this fuss and bother about a word that signifies indifference?
It’s really a rags to riches story. From its humble beginnings with a bit part in a Simpson’s episode, to a hotly contested competition to be included in the 30th anniversary edition of the Harper-Collins dictionary, meh now finds itself gracing major publications from the Times to Celebrity Corner. Yes, I expect to see it show up at Go Fug Yourself soon as a red carpet fashion disaster and on Entertainment Tonight commenting on the state of the economy. (Because when you get your own entry on Go Fug Yourself, and the paparazzi start asking you to comment on world events about which you have no business in commenting, that’s when you know you’ve truly arrived. And really, can you think of a better way to describe the state of the economy right now than meh? I thought not.)
Just saying. Myself, I find myself a little, well, meh, about it all. Ooohh. New slang. That’s never happened before. Language changes? Who knew? I’ll get excited (perhaps un-meh?) when “My Bad” is stricken from the record never to be heard from again.