I’m Gifted

There are times, few and far between, when I feel like I am witnessing the dawning of a new word. It’s baby, wobbly steps from fringe to foreground. I don’t mean words like, “cool” or “rad”, I mean word, words. Is it just me? Have people always said that? Is it new?

Gifted…….

When did “gifted” take the place of give and given when describing a present? Why does it bug me so much? It’s the new “you know you’re a (blank) when…….

You know you’re a locavore when you start saying “gifted”.

You know you’re a water saver when you start saying “gifted”.

xo,

LB

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6 Responses to “I’m Gifted”


  1. 1 Wistar June 4, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    I haven’t heard that before. You’ve obviously been hanging out with some total gaywads.

  2. 2 starrhillgirl June 6, 2008 at 5:00 am

    And what’s wrong with gaywads? Not that I say “gifted.”

  3. 3 lb June 6, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Yeah, the Gaywads are not the culprits.

  4. 4 fatbiscuit June 8, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    i’m guessing “gifted” is a yuppie thing. a “i want to make my life seem more impressive and well thought out than it is” thing.

  5. 5 fatbiscuit June 8, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    note to self: use “gifted” more often in conversation.

  6. 6 herbwife June 17, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    I have a friend who says “thefted” ….


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