Ghosting is the millennial phenomenon that's destroyed the dating lives of the many sweet hopeless romantics of my generation. Kiss that cute boy on the second date and the inside of his mouth tastes like rotting sushi made from mermaid tails? Meet a girl who is hotter, prettier and smarter than the dweeb you've been dating for the last six months? Who the fuck needs to deal with negative confrontation when you could just avoid it and ~GHOST~?
"These are words that have demonstrated frequent and increasing use in a variety of sources, and are therefore likely to be encountered by a reader—and should be in the dictionary.There’s a broad central staircase, and dowdy conference rooms, linoleum floors, and creaky wooden doors, even some hospital-green and cafeteria-yellow walls.The decor is a mishmash of stately oak desks from the 1940s and gray cubicles from the 1990s.In some cases, terms have been observed for years and are finally being added; in others, the fast rise and broad acceptance of a term has made for a quicker journey."Here are a few that are particularly illustrative of our evolving relationships: Ghost This word already had quite a few meanings, but now it's got another: "to abruptly cut off all contact with (someone, such as a former romantic partner) by no longer accepting or responding to phone calls, instant messages, etc.' No one wants to be ghosted, mostly because it sucks to admit that the person you gushed about last week is now pretending you don’t exist.'" (On the other hand, it might be preferable to hearing why someone's decided to forgo a second date.)NSFWThis abbreviation started off as a warning on the Internet so people's work computers wouldn't be flashing with sex tips or R-rated videos.