Post by Graveyardbride on Jun 30, 2017 17:09:19 GMT -5
‘Butthurt’ May Become Official English Word
In January, editors of The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) announced the word “butthurt” would be included in a 2017 supplemental version of the world-famous reference guide. Butthurt is generally defined as “getting your feelings hurt, being offended or getting all bent-out-of-shape because of something petty or stupid, and as someone who doesn’t know how to take a joke, or acts like he/she took it in the ass.”
The word butthurt came into fashion following the contentious 2016 U.S. presidential election, wherein unlikely Republican candidate Donald Trump and his supporters put Democrat Hillary Clinton and her liberal progressive followers to shame. Following the historic victory, instead of accepting the fact their candidate – a lying, obnoxious, power-driven woman who compromised national security, laughed like a hyena at inappropriate times, dressed atrociously and failed at just about everything she ever did – simply sucked, Democrats came up with a myriad reasons why she lost, citing everything from Russian hacking to the electoral college, and of course, “racism” – the current liberal response to everything. The candidate herself continuously stirred the pot, as it were, eventually coming up with 18 reasons why she lost, including, but not limited to, pilfered emails, Facebook, Twitter, the Russians, the Democratic National Committee, racism, misogyny, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, voter suppression, The New York Times, Steven Bannon, Google, fake news and sexism.
Republicans, more stoic and better-behaved than their Democratic counterparts, responded by citing the fact they didn’t act like a bunch of crybaby snowflakes when Obama was elected in 2008. “Look, we had to live with Obummer for eight years,” said Penn Valley resident and conservative community activist Brock Whalen, speaking from his Lake Wildwood home. “His particular brand of Islamic Communism was really offensive to god-fearing Christians like me,” he continued. “But we didn’t rise up in the streets; we didn’t protest. We just took it without being butthurt. But these Democrats are the whiniest butthurt pussies I’ve ever seen. I hope they keep blaming everyone but themselves, which will mean another Trump victory in four years.” Republicans also branded Democrats “crybabies” and “snowflakes,” but the general consensus seems to be that “butthurt” says it better than any other single word.
According to the editors of the 2017 supplemental OED edition, there was a huge debate concerning the inclusion of obvious “American lexicon” in the distinctive Anglo dictionary. But after one report revealed that butthurt was the third most popular word used in the latter half of 2016, the snooty British publication decided to include it. “We’ve been tracking the lexical habits of Americans for the past year,” explained a professor who worked on the report. “Although it wasn’t tracking in the UK, per se, it was hugely popular both before, and especially after, the election. So we lobbied the editorial committee hard to have it included. We couldn’t be happier.”
When the OED editors announced the decision to include “butthurt” in the supplemental version, President Trump tweeted his supporters, saying it was the perfect word for losers.
Sources: Roy Riffle, Nevada County Scooper; The Washington Times, June 1, 2017; and Spencer Irvine, Accuracy in Media, December 28, 2016.