OMFG, I am LMAO. Apparently, the Oxford English Dictionary announced some new additions to its iconic pages this week. A few of the words being taken into the fold: “LOL,” “OMG,” and “♥.” And yes, they are fully aware of the fact that these are not actually words. The OED calls them “initialisms” and explains “there often seems to be a bit more than simple abbreviation going on.” They say the expressions can be an “informal, gossipy mode of expression” or can “parody the level of unreflective enthusiasm or overstatement that can sometimes appear in online discourse.” So highbrow for text talk, no?
Also interesting: apparently, the first use of OMG appeared in a letter in 1917. And LOL goes back to 1960, only then it meant “little old lady.” Keep reading »
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Those Russians are always giving us a run for our money. Our D-cup average is not enough to stand up to their giant Russian racks! And China is officially the new world head quarters for the Itty-Bitty Tittty Committee. I shall pack my things and head to where I breast belong. Keep reading »
Need a hitman to off that special enemy in your life? No problem. You don’t even have to leave your couch! Just log on to hitmanforhire.com and take your pick of qualified killers. Once you’ve selected the right hitman for your job, send an easy payment through PayPal and consider your hated one 86′d. Twenty-eight year-old Pennsylvania woman, Melissa Mark, did just that back in 2006, according to the grand jury who indicted her this week. She contracted a hitman using the website (no longer in existence) to shoot a California woman in the head for $37,000 all from the comfort of her own home. Ah, the modern conveniences available on the interwebs. [Mcall] Keep reading »
Beginning next week, Walmart will go before the Supreme Court to defend itself in the largest class action sexual discrimination lawsuit in history. Walmart is accused of allegedly paying female employees less and favoring male employees for promotions at its 3,400 big box stores nationwide.
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Being a stage mom is bad enough. But being a stage mom wielding a needle to give your 8-year-old daughter Botox injections every three months? Well, that is just straight up insane. Beautician Kerry Campbell does this to daughter Britney, a beauty pageant enthusiast, and defends her actions saying she is actually a responsible parent. “What I am doing for Britney now will help her become a star. I know one day she will be a model, actress or singer, and having these treatments now will ensure she stays looking younger and baby-faced for longer,” she says. “More mothers should do it for their daughters… I wish that I’d had the same advantages when I was younger.”
Please, please, please stop the insanity. But it gets worse. Keep reading »