SELFIE – LOOKS LIKE EVERYBODY KNOWS WHAT THAT MEANS!

Murphy Close UpReunioner.

That’s a new one.

Interesting…but incorrect.

The word appeared on a church sign welcoming “reunioners” to a family reunion.

Hmm.

If this word was correct it would sure change things.

All events we attend would automatically identify us.

Weddinger.

Funeraler.

Meetinger.

Movieer.

Concerter.

Baby showerer.

And so forth.

It could get more confusing.

For example, attend a play.

You become a player.

Watch a heavyweight champion box his way to victory.

Suddenly you’re the boxing fighter.

If you attend school, you’re a schooler.

Go to the Mason Opry at the Odeon Theatre.

And you’re an opryer.

The English language is so much fun.

And forever changing.

Flip through trusty Webster and you’ll see.

Many a word comes from somewhere else originally.

Malaise.

French.

Malaria.

Italian.

Play the piano in your pajamas out on the patio.

Italian. Hindi. Spanish.

Got a kink in your neck?

Scandinavian. German.

Time to rotate the cattle.

Latin. Anglo-French.

Flexibility and change define English.

Which is why it’s still around.

History has proven if a language dies so do the people.

Gulp.

We wouldn’t want that to happen.

So we keep adding words.

Teddy bear.

Bozo.

Internet.

Website.

IRL.

Fitness tracker.

Facepalm.

Bestie.

And selfie.

To name but a few.

Ain’t it groovy?

That’s Mason.

Renee Walker is a poet, writer, and real estate broker on the Square with her canine assistant, Buster.

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