For a long time I’ve been fascinated by how languages changes. My recent experience hanging out with an Australian, two Brits, two ladies from Massachusetts and Barbadians all at once really brought home how the English language has morphed. It was so interesting to me to hear all of us speaking the same language yet so differently. Even among the three Americans–them with their strong New England accent and me with my hybrid of a variety of northern and southern accents.
When I think of language morphing, I immediately think of Lacey Chabert as Gretchen Wieners in the movie Mean Girls and her attempts to make the word “fetch” be a catchphrase. “Oh my god! That is so fetch!” Yeah, it’ll never be a thing.
Maybe we can change the usage of the word zip.
Usage: “Dude, that is zip.” or “Man, everything they do is totally zip.” or “Aww, that’s some zip stuff right there.”
I’m thinking it’s like a mashup of zany and hip–something that’s just way out cool and fun. It could replace amazing and awesome. Because really, isn’t it time for those to be replaced?
Inspired by the Daily Prompt