I just came across the word “vomitrocious” in my stack of student papers. I don’t know whether to be relieved or dismayed that other problems took higher priority when I was writing up comments for the paper.
I am clearly out of the loop – when looking up ‘that word’ I stumbled onto the Urban Dictionary…and there it was…
Yup, Urban Dictionary for me, too. I loved that the word was used right in the middle of a whole bunch of “elevated” language, as if the student thought it fit right in.
I almost feel like I should speak up for the use of neologisms… but really, I can’t justify that one.
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