Man, we're the worst.

It seems like every time the dictionary decides to include new words, they're only doing it to show how whiney and self-absorbed we are. Remember how an emoji ranked as the word of the year in 2015? Man, that's sad. And things keep getting sadder as Merriam Webster just unleashed all the dumb shit we say.

“Language is an organ of human culture,” says editor-at-large Peter Sokolowski. “Even though communication is faster, that doesn’t mean the heartbeat of language is faster. It takes time to assimilate words and make words new citizens of a language.”

Man, he's just mocking us now. Here's a short list of all the crap we can officially say now:

athleisure n : casual clothing designed to be worn both for exercising and for general use

Bitcoin n : a digital currency created for use in peer-to-peer online transactions

cognitive map n : a representation formed in the mind of one’s spatial environment

cold case n : an unsolved criminal investigation (as of a homicide or abduction) that has stopped being actively pursued because of a lack of evidence

cold turkey n : abrupt complete cessation without medication of the use of drugs by a drug addict

compassion fatigue n : apathy or indifference toward the suffering of others as the result of overexposure to tragic news stories and images and the subsequent appeals for assistance

dipsogenic adj : producing thirst

dox transitive verb, slang : to publicly identify or publish private information about (someone) especially as a form of punishment or revenge

farm share n : a portion of a farm’s output available for sale through a community supported agriculture system and received in batches regularly throughout the growing season

FOMO n, informal : fear of not being included in something (such as an interesting or enjoyable activity) that others are experiencing

gastric banding n : a laparoscopic surgical procedure for the treatment of severe obesity that involves placing an adjustable band around the upper stomach to create a small pouch which empties into the remaining stomach through a narrow outlet

hella adv, slang : very, extremely

ICYMI abbr : used to draw attention to something published or posted online earlier

meet-cute n : a cute, charming, or amusing first encounter between romantic partners (as in a movie)

Mx. n, chiefly British — used as a gender-neutral title of courtesy

naff adj, British, informal : lacking in style or good taste : vulgar and unfashionable

nomophobia n : fear of being without access to a working cell phone

revenge porn n : sexually explicit images of a person posted online without that person’s consent especially as a form of revenge or harassment

TMI abbr : too much information

trigger warning n : a statement cautioning that content (as in a text, video, or class) may be disturbing or upsetting

urban fantasy n : a genre of imaginative fiction featuring supernatural characters or elements in an urban setting; also : a work of urban fantasy

wacky tobacky n, slang : marijuana


So after a brief examination, we're lazy, oversexed, and love smoking weed.