♥ was the most popular word of 2014.
Ever year, a new workd or phrase enters into the lexicon, and quickly provides cannon fodder for comedians for something that immediately dates the timeframe it was uttered in.
Was it just 40 years ago when The Fonz popularied “Heeeeeeyyyyy”? Who says that anymore? Or John Belushi’s “Excuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuse Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee” rally cry?
And apparently, Web Watch’s crusade to clean up everyone’s daily language is reaching new ears every day, and others are beginning to pick up the gauntlet in our favor.
Web Watch loves a good pun.
Alas, “good pun” is also an oxymoron, as there are millions of people out there who think that the lowly pun is the worst form of a joke that’s possible.
It takes no thought, they say. It’s not funny, they lament.
Web Watch believes that these people are upset and angry because they didn’t think of the wordplay themselves first. Or they don’t get the pun in the first place.
Either way, puns are wasted on those folk. But that’s okay.
If you’ve never had the opportunity to visit the Old Country (Germany, Italy, France, etc), you’ll be amazed at how history surrounds you at every turn when you do finally make it over there.
Everywhere you look will be some ancient building or piece of art, forever preserved for the never-ending crowds of ooh-ing and aahh-ing tourists. Even just stepping out of the high-speed, modern train station in Venice is like stepping immediately into the 14th century (get to Venice while you can, before it sinks away into the sea forever – it’s worth the trip).