Friday, March 19, 2010
Is Moob a Word?
Is moob a word?
Yes, I know it's not in the dictionary, I checked. It's not even in the Urban Dictionary which is just sad. I may have to make a Wiki entry to satisfy myself about the word 'moob'.
I ask if moob is a word because, among my friends, most of us know what a moob is. Those people that don't know what a moob is, can usually figure it out from the usage.
What is a moob?
1) defined as the fleshy protuberances that resemble breasts on a male person. A slang word for breast is boob. So a moob is a man boob.
2) defined as a useless fleshy male who has no higher purpose.
Sentence: Bill's moobs jiggled as he mowed the lawn.
Sentence: The big moob just sits in his recliner and scratches himself.
Now, I'm not judging moob men. If I were a man, I'd probably have moobs. One never knows what hormonal imbalance, tragic genetic pre-disposition, or life style choice will cause moobs. It is no one's fault.
But is moob a word?
I can use it in casual conversation and be understood by 50% of people I meet. Probably about the same amount that will know what ubiquitous means. Ubiquitous is in the dictionary, by the way.
When does a word become a word?
Ain't now shows up in the dictionary but none of my language friends are bouncing that one around at lunch. It's like a swear word for grammar instructors. They probably scream 'ain't' when they wreck their cars instead of 'damn'.
I can hear it now.
"Ain't, ain't ,ain't I wrecked the car." ...LOL.
So how does moob become a word?
I'm not sure but I'm starting a viral campaign to get the moobs in charge of the dictionary to add this word in.
Will you accept moob into your lexicon?
You mission this week (if you choose to accept it) is to use the word 'moob' in general conversation. If the word moob offends you or if you lead an all female life, then pick another almost word.
Oh, and list your other almost words and definitions in the comments. I'd love to know what words you are using in your life that aren't in the dictionary.
One last thing before I go....MOOB.