Yesterday, the announcement came from the Global Language Monitor that a few new words slipped into usage. This doesn't actually make them official words, from what I understand. Just frequently-used, even if not always correctly.
None of my friends and family in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan area will be surprised at two portmanteau words: Snowpocalypse and Snowmageddon.
(And while I'm writing- how about that fabulous word portmanteau? Examples= smog, motel, brunch! I always loved that the original meaning was a large traveling case with two compartments.)
But back to Snowmageddon...
Here's hoping this winter brings minimal snow and lots of sunshine to my Mid-Atlantic family and former neighbors.
No more Snowpocalpses!