If you missed Jessica Bennett’s recent New York Times story on the latest developments in Internet-speak, you better read it if you ever hope to communicate with me again. Srsly, the new jargon is so second-nature for me now that I just can’t even when people don’t use it. When I get a text, email or tweet with plain-vanilla spelling, I’m all like KMS because rly how am I supposed to know what you’re saying?
It was just last year that I added a LITERALLY necklace to my WENDYB by Wendy Brandes jewelry line, inspired by my love/hate relationship with the word’s increasingly popular use as a substitute for “figuratively” and even “very.” The fact that that usage ever offended me now seems like it might have been centuries ago, and actually, literally, that is true because, as Jane Solomon, a lexicographer at Dictionary.com, told Bennett, people have been using “literally” this way since at least the 1700s. DED!
The LITERALLY necklace is part of my post-Cyber Monday/pre-holiday sale, which ends this Friday. I have only one in stock, so if you have an avid texter/tweeter on your holiday gift list and want to make her ovaries explode, get it before it’s gone!
To browse the whole sale, click here. I’ll be adding a few more designs tomorrow.