46893Re: [Czechlist] Urban dictionary, etc.
- Aug 3, 2011
> This is particularlyOr vice versa: they might claim that something that they use is used by
> true with Americans in Generation X and younger who were largely raised
> with impoverished vocabulary input (daycare where they're talking to
> other kids and hardly ever to adults, dumbed-down literature in school,
> etc.). I frequently find that people in that age group insist that
> certain extremely common expressions "don't exist".
everyone. That's something I notice all the time on urbandictionary.com
(whose contributors would appear to be neither Generation X nor Y, but
whatever came after that)
I don't deny the accuracy of the definition. I'm just saying that we
never gave the creatures a name, per se. They were either sock-eaters or
more commonly referred to like this: "looks like those little creatures
ate my socks again". It's not a name (at least not in my circles) like
"woodpecker" or "doberman".
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