Helicopter Parents and Boomerang Child

‘Helicopter Parents’

and ‘Boomerang Child’

are among dozens of new words

added to the

Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary

Merriam-Webster have updated their Collegiate Dictionary with dozens of new words added, including: ‘Helicopter Parents’ and ‘Boomerang Child.’ Helicopter parents hover over their children’s lives constantly and a boomerang child is unable to make it as an adult, probably because of their helicopter parents, and returns home to a safe and coddled environment.

helicopter parents and boomerang child,boomerang kids new words

Also included is ‘Tweet’ whether you have a Twitter account or not, you probably know what a tweet is. Other words included are ‘m-commerce’ (business transactions conducted by using a mobile device); ‘Americana’ a music genre influenced by early-American folk and country roots; ‘Cougar’ not a very flattering term for a middle-aged woman hunting for a younger man.

Merriam-Webster President and Publisher John Morse says he considers ‘Fist Bump’ “the star of the group” for its ability to succinctly capture the movement and emotion of that simple act of solidarity.

Two people can take special credit for fist bump making it into the dictionary: President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, whose knuckle-knocking gesture of affection when he accepted the 2008 nomination was described by The Washington Post as “the fist bump heard `round the world.”

helicopter parents boomerang child,boomerang kidsThe fist bump heard around the world

Well fist bump my helicopter parents and boomerang child, must Tweet this and get my m-commerce done while I listen to some Americana then fight off a 90 year-old cougar, it almost makes sense.

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5 Responses to Helicopter Parents and Boomerang Child

  1. lazersedge

    August 25, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Wow! Got your tweet Holte about the 90 year cougar. Got to watch them when they get that old. Hope your m-commerce came out alright. Say hello to your helicopter parents and I must say that you are doing quite well for a boomerang child. I am into the later Americana era myself.

    • Holte Ender

      August 25, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      You took the words right out of my mouth Lazer.

  2. The Lawyer

    August 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Nice one, Holte. You might get a Pulitzer for that last sentence.

    • Holte Ender

      August 25, 2011 at 7:48 pm

      I had Pulitzer in mind when I wrote it.

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