Pop Culture Expressions

2A.girl.write..mouse_1I was rattling on, to my 82 year old brother, about ‘cc’ing’ my email to a team of people.  I stopped…realizing that he had no idea what I was talking about. And then he confirmed by asking, “you mean your private email went to other people? That’s not good.” 

It got me to thinking about our urban dictionary and how we use ‘pop’ phrases. I’m no ‘spring chicken’ (a different decade) but I can’t help using today’s vernacular. So with a giggle and an abiding love of words, I thought I’d write a post about it.

CC:  ‘I cc’d it to the team.‘  cc:  at the bottom of a paper letter or memo meant that the people listed got a copy of the message.  Today if I ‘cc’ Joe Smith, it would really mean I made a copy of Joe.

I’m Going to Starbucks:  Everyone on the planet knows this phrase means you’re going for a coffee.  Continue reading “Pop Culture Expressions”