Morphed salad

Language evolves. The meaning of a word can shift over time as we use it differently — think of “cool,” “heavy,” or even “literally.”

Today, give a word an evolutionary push: give a common word a new meaning, explain it to us, and use it in the title of your post.

At this early in the morning, when my 2-bit CPU alias brain isn’t loaded with coffee, it is hard to get those neurons untangled. By afternoon, when the instructions will properly make way to a printer AKA my five senses – that has been non-functional for hours, I’d have abandoned the daily prompt. So here it is: I choose salad.

The thesaurus lists the literal of salad as:

Main Entry:
salad [saluhd] 
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: dish of vegetables

Since this morning, deprived of coffee or anything that could get me high (my pseudonym for creative), I have decided to use the word salad for living entities or non living things that are easy to digest but lack substance. A suggested, simple usage could be : he is a total salad, or this gadget is nothing but salad. The idea is not to offend anyone openly after referring them to as healthy or a wise choice of food, but making a mental note about their tastelessness. With all the diversity, sexism lingering around, one has to be careful with the lingo. Even gadgets these days have feelings AKA  Siri.

Lately, verbiage has turned tricky with so many words flooding from other major languages into English. Moreover, the abbreviated but empty world of text, caricatured emotions and misunderstood convenience has turned English into a complete salad. I yearn for the main course.

OK, it is time to get some coffee before more such words come out.

Claim: I am a vegetarian Hindu female who enjoys salad and is truly a salad when it comes to a lot of things – my 2-bit brain waiting to be upgraded to 16-bit being first on the list.


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