Have you ever had an instance that was so 2008 that no dictionary-approved word could quite capture it? Language is changing faster than we can approve/disapprove words on UrbanDictionary.com. Thats why Daily Candy the e-mail service geared toward women has decided to create its own compendium. The Daily Candy Lexicon: Words That Dont Exist but Should covers words and phrases so important that you kinda cant believe you went this long without knowing them. Lady Business Causal for instance, is: An adverb, referring to when your hoo-ha is past due for a wax. Or Yellular, an adjective describing: an annoyingly loud cell phone conversation.
While its unlikely that words from Lexicon will wind up in this years National Spelling Bee, its very likely that theyll wind up in each e-mail you send your girlfriends for the rest of your life. Of course, first you need to get a copy. Fortunately you have local go-getters, the Young Literary Professionals of Broward County, running interference. Theyve coupled with Daily Candy for a book party today at the Posh Lounge and Bar in the Waverly (110 N. Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale). Brooke Siegel, editor of Miamis Daily Candy, will be on hand to help you navigate this new, exciting world of words. And who knows? Maybe youll get active with the YLPBC; its always nice to have friends who can read. There will be free appetizers and half-priced cocktails, and books available for purchase. Its free and open to the public at 6 p.m. The dress is Lady Business Casual (just kidding).
Tue., Oct. 7, 6 p.m., 2008