Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Oprah Winfrey's "Aha Moment" Added to Dictionary

I know you all must be wondering what brought about this development but then think the people at Merriam-Webster must have had their own "aha
moment!"

Largely thanks to Oprah Winfrey's use of the phrase, "aha
moment" has been added to the dictionary. Its official definition
is "a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight,
recognition, or comprehension.

In a video segment for Merriam-Webster, Oprah added her own
insight to the term, saying, "I always love those moments when I
sit down to talk to somebody and they say something that
makes me look at life or a situation in a completely different
way.

And I say, 'Aha! I get it!' Light bulb! Bing, bing, bing
moment. And the little hairs on your arm stand up. That is an
aha moment."

Other newly added words include "sexting," "man cave,"
"gastropub" and "bucket list."

We credit "aha moments" (and O, of course) for most of our
successes in life. So linguistics lovers, rejoice!

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