Some of the new words included in the Oxford English Dictionary online January 18, 2002 11:30 PM   Subscribe

Girl power, grrrl, riot girl, f*** me . . . just some of the new words included in the Oxford English Dictionary online.
posted by bottledbliss to General Weblog-Related at 11:30 PM (5 comments total)

1) Bottledbliss, that a pretty good article -- I think it would've been fine for the front page. If you were posting it here because you were worried that maybe it wasn't front page material, well ... you shouldn't post things in MetaTalk because you don't think they are good enough for MetaFilter. (I bet someone else will find a link to previous discussions on this topic.)

2) Why grrrl with three "r"s rather than just two?
posted by sylloge at 11:42 PM on January 18, 2002

The canonical spelling of "riot grrrl" (with three "r"s) comes from a zine of that name published in 1991, which served to popularize the term. More about riot grrrls at Experience Music Project.
posted by kindall at 12:10 AM on January 19, 2002

I think 'The canonical spelling of riot grrrl' would be a great title for a poem.

This is why I don't write poetry.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:03 AM on January 19, 2002

Also making an entrance is the expression "f*** me", listed as an adjective because it is used in phrases such as "wearing f*** me shoes".

i love that this is not only in the OED, but it's classified as an adjective!

i wonder if this is the secondary definition of "f*** me". after all, the primary definition of "f*** me" has got to be: "an exclamation frequently uttered when someone suddenly realizes that they are deeply and truly fucked".
posted by kaname at 11:47 AM on January 19, 2002

"Fuck-me shoes" (or more commonly "fuck-me pumps") goes back to at lleast the sixties and probably beyond. I've never heard it in any other context. If it's an adjective, so is "fuck you" in the expression "fuck-you money" (as in, "I made good money, but it wasn't fuck-you money").
posted by rodii at 5:05 PM on January 19, 2002

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