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is so much fun!
Did you hear that Merriam-Webster officially added irregardless to the dictionary? So many people feel very strongly that irregardless is a not a word and therefore shouldn't be in the dictionary. A few years ago, I felt the same way. Then, I read Kory Stamper's most excellent book Word by Word. Stamper is a lexicographer, and her expert argument completely changed my mind about neologisms and other evolutionary changes in the English language. Irregardless most definitely is a word...a bad word, but a real word, nevertheless. Check out her blog post HERE for a funny (and extremely logical) definition of real words.
I propose that Merriam-Webster fully commit to the verb form of adult...to adult...and to the gerund adulting. Currently, adult/adulting is on the dictionary's list of words to watch. Lots of people use it, and it is extremely descriptive of a state of being that the year 2020 has realigned drastically.
Adulting is more bearable with a good cup of joe (or four cups, on Mondays), which I take "black as midnight on a moonless night." (Thank you, Agent Cooper.) Unless I take it in a latte swimming in steamed milk and sugary flavored syrup at my favorite coffee shop or from my favorite live-in barista, Nick.
There is, for me, nothing between those two glorious extremes of "black" and "milky syrup with extra shots." How odd for someone who's a moderate in most other things. Mondays and I defy logic, it seems.
And in closing, let me just say, "The owls are not what they seem." But my oh my, they are adorbs.
How do you take your coffee?
Mercy, grace, peace, love, and kindness,