Sunday, October 25, 2009
If it weren't for technology, I don't know how often linguists would have to revise Webster's Dictionary.
I'd like to add an entry to the upcoming volume.
Interneta-\in-tur-net-uh\ n; 1. Internet + granddaughter in Portuguese (neta)
Interneto-\in-tur-net-oh\n; Internet + grandson in Portuguese (neto) 2. phenomenon created when you speak to said granddaughter/grandson whose blood line is partially Brazilian via skype.
Example of usage: Grandma Dee skyped her interneta, Georgia, today. She got to see G wearing pigtails for the first time. She was offered a sip of her interneta's coconut water and a bite of bread. Georgia was rather impressed with the noisy slurping of the straw and the size of her Grandma Dee's mouth.
An imaginary, not-so-imaginary, playdate--now I have to clean the computer screen.