Each year the Oxford English Dictionary legitimizes words and allows them to be included in its pages (and included in the on-line version – which by the way, is a site worth exploring). Last year words such as bromance, staycation and defriend made the cut.
I’m no Shakespeare or Mark Zuckerberg but I know what word needs to be included in the 2011 edition.
Forleft – verb, (fer-left)
Origin: My soon to be three-year-old son first coined this term in late 2010. Exact date is unknown but it is thought to be a combination word using both forgot and left (as in, left behind).
- “Oh no! I forleft my backpack at school.”
- “I think I forleft it upstairs.”
- “Did you forleft it, mommy?”
It’s no frenemy but this word could revolutionize excuses and that makes it, genius!
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