Monday, November 17, 2008

"Meh" - Simpsonese for "boring"

"Meh" enters the Collins English Dictionary

The word, "meh," coined by a couple of bored Simpson kids, has entered the common language and the Collins English Dictionary. The boring word has even migrated from the U.S. to the U.K.

The origins of "meh" are murky, but the term grew in popularity after being used in a 2001 episode of "The Simpsons" in which Homer suggests a day trip to his children Bart and Lisa. "They both just reply 'meh' and keep watching TV," said Cormac McKeown, head of content at Collins Dictionaries.

The dictionary defines "meh" as an expression of indifference or boredom, or an adjective meaning mediocre or boring. Examples given by the dictionary include "the Canadian election was so meh."
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