The year 2013 introduced me to a few new words or terms. Words creep into our vocabulary sometimes much against our own will. Here are a few of mine.
Binge Watching: This is a recent term for me and actually should be listed with the term Netflix. The former is newer than the latter for most people. I became familiar with both in the last few months of 2013. I have always been a pretty consistent TV watcher. Making sure I was in and settled when my favourite shows came on. I faithfully watched NCIS, Scandal. Blue Bloods, Elementary and Chicago Fire each week. These shows gave me 40 minutes of enjoyment, then I would get on with my life not thinking much about them. Then Netflix introduced me to Justified and Dexter.
These two series led me to binge watch. But that was not the problem so much as the way the characters and their lives occupied my thoughts all the time. I have mentioned a number of times how radio emcees and authors I meet can seem like my friends even though they have no idea who I am. Well binge watching seems to have done the same to me. Why am I stressing about Dexter and Deb and Joey while pumping gas? Why does my life seem empty since Raylan and Boyd aren't in it any more? So yes binge watching is a new term but it won't be long before it has a twelve step programme of its own. Mark my words.
Crotch Drop: This term is really just what it says. I cannot remember where I came across this term. Likely in a movie. But it so describes that sensation in that part of my anatomy that is affected by heights. I realize it is a crude term and I really don't like to use it in public. But it gives me some satisfaction knowing that it is happening to enough people enough times that someone named it. These words mean I am not alone with this affliction.
Motherf354%$^: This is for certain not a new term to anyone these days. I don't use this term nor the shortened version f&%^. Well except in my head sometimes but I have never felt comfortable having it come out of my mouth. Then binge watching happened. See #1 above. I was always against, on principle, the premise of the show Dexter and wouldn't watch it on regular TV. Then came Netflix and a loss of principled control on my part and seventy some shows later I was listening to Deb, Dexter's sister spouting obscenities like candy from her mouth. I began feeling appalled, moved to shocked and dismayed, softened to surprised, and then found myself saying the words with her. How quickly I became a foul mouthed binge watcher. That has passed (somewhat) so not all words should be used all the time in all places. This one is going back into the bag.