So it is with great delight that we learn from one of our readers that the word “book” has taken on a cool new meaning I use the adjective advisedly. Jeffrey Stark from London writes: “A colleague recently noticed that her teenage son and his friends were using the word ‘book’ as a term of approval, as in ‘that T-shirt is really book’. She wondered why. It transpires that if you text the word ‘cool’, predictive texting turns it into ‘book’. Being lazy teenagers they would rather change the meaning of the word than hit the options button.”I’m not sure which I love more, the elevation of the word book to mean cool, or that this word development is happening out of sheer laziness.
Thanks to Proper Noun for alerting me to the trend.