Too much of a good thing?
Back in the day, I’d get a CD and I’d listen to it. A lot. A CD was a considered purchase – if I was going to make the effort to go to the store and spend my hard earned money on it, it was going to be worth it. In the car, at the gym, at work, at home – I’d listen to it everywhere. The first few listens usually couldn’t be at work, because I’d be listening. Once my brain knew the album, then it could become soundtrack to whatever else I was working on.
I get that feeling all the time these days, although when I look over photographs I took only a few weeks ago I’m quite often pleasantly surprised at how fresh they are!
Ray D’Arcy and co of TodayFM fame held a poll today to decide what word we, the listening public, would like to see in the next edition of the Collins Dictionary. The clear winner of the poll was the word langer! According to the Cork Slang Dictionary, Langer is defined as “A disagreeable person.” but can also be applied to a fool or idiot.
So, go login to the Collins Word Exchange site and submit “langer”!
After doing a quick search, looks like “langer” is already there:
Bernhard. born 1957, German professional golfer: won the US Masters Championship (1985, 1993)
But don’t let that stop you, looks like there’s already a discussion started on the site!
While I’m on the subject, check out the excellent langerland.com!
Update! Looks like we succeeded somewhat – it’s now in the “living dictionary definitions”:
langer noun Irish (Derog. slang)
1. a fool; an idiot
2. (Slang) penis 3. adjective langers extremely drunk