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Jewish World Review
Feb. 8, 2013/ 28 Shevat, 5773
Mark my words (yours, too)
If people who love technology are called techies, and people
who love food are called foodies, then people who enjoy words must
be wordies. I'm a wordie.
Words are not only intriguing but revealing. Words and phrases
are to language what bread crumbs were to Hansel and Gretel. They
say something about where we've been and where we're headed.
A new phrase getting a lot of traffic these days is "low-information
voter." I like it. But I always wonder exactly who they are and
whether they know who they are. This could be a case of everybody
thinking it is everybody else.
Artisanal is a very trendy word right now, too. It means anything
made by hand using a traditional method. Various cheeses and wines
are touted as artisanal. Artisanal sounds earthy, warm and inviting.
Artisanal bread can elicit audible gasps. It can be plain old white
bread, but if it has an artisanal label, you can expect foodies
to pay a couple bucks more.
An awkward phrase gaining momentum is "Shop this outfit." It
used to be people would shop the stores or shop the mall, but now
we shop the outfit. It hints of aggressive tactics and reckless
credit card use.
Another newbie that is rapidly becoming engrained is BOGO. It
means buy one, get one (free). There's something about it that prevents
instant processing. Whenever I see BOGO on a reader board, my first
thought is that someone misspelled POGO.
The phrase "have a good day" is long gone (thankfully), having
been replaced by "have a good one." An even newer greeting, or farewell
rather, is, "Be well." Clerks at a particular chain drugstore routinely
say it. The first time I was told to be well, it seemed sincere
and thoughtful. Two hundred times later it approached grating. I
keep hearing "be well" because I keep going to the drugstore to
pick up medications for family members who haven't been well. To
keep telling me to be well is nearly a taunt.
"You be well! If we were well, we couldn't keep coming to the
The standout newcomer to our ever-changing lexicon, bar none,
is "health sinner." A health sinner is someone who smokes, is obese
or overweight, or eats any sort of food the food police have condemned.
Health sinners are about to be flogged in the public square as the
new health care plan takes hold.
Clearly, the health righteous are eager and willing to berate
the health sinners. All of which leads me to ask the following:
If you're not certain such labels are helpful, does that make you
a health agnostic?
We'll see. In the meantime, be well.
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