Alan CrawfordLanguage is an every evolving thing. It adapts to many things, including pop-culture. I get it. I understand it. But I don’t always like it. They changed the damn definition of the word ‘literally’ because people LITERALLY couldn’t use the f***ing word correctly. But anyway, here are some of the new words and definitions added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Pregame – To begin drinking alcohol before an event or activity, such as a party or a night out. Froyo – Frozen yogurt.
Big thanks to CineFix for keeping me entertained with some nostalgia and this video about seven things you may have not known about The Princess Bride. One thing I’ve noticed about the movie though is that if you didn’t grow up with is, you probably won’t like it. I’ve known a few people who watched it for the first time in adulthood, and they just don’t get it. Some of the facts pointed out in this video? The role of Fezzik was almost given to Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The sport of boxing was riding high after the McGregor vs Mayweather fight. There was a whole lot of hype leading up to it, and it could have back fired. The fight could have been horrendous, but it wasn’t. It was entertaining. So I’d be willing to bet there were a lot of people who checked out the GGG vs Canelo fight, because the McGregor vs Mayweather fight was that entertaining.
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