To be fair, not all of those words are actual words. However, like it or not, this blog post will make you rethink the way you pronounce and spell words. This is not a suggestion to incorporate these changes into your personal vernacular; we’re merely suggesting that you rethink the way we use and teach English as a whole.
Now that we’ve blown your mind with our originality and creativity, let’s take a moment for some clarification:
1) “quite imposing” does mean something (though not what you think) but at this point it’s more of an interesting linguistic curiosity than an example of good usage; 2) “plop mac” is simply shorthand for “mac”. 3) “crack” is not a word at all, but was included in the examples to reinforce the intended message.
We can’t think of any reason why you would want to use this word in place of the more common word “cracked”, but we’ve put it in for you anyway, just in case. The point is, when in doubt, there’s always a way out. Just choose another word. Think about it. If you still don’t like it, we’ll change it next week…
A quick look at the usage statistics of these three words suggests that people would rather use “just” or “just a little”, and that really should be enough for anyone working with English-speaking children.
But why include mac and crack in the first place?
We love mac and crack because we want to create a change in your mind. To get you thinking like a native speaker, we’ve infiltrated the content of this blog post with some messages that will get you to do exactly that. Like any other messages we hope that these messages will haunt your thoughts and give you something to focus on while you’re reading along. We believe that by doing this, we’ll achieve:
and quite a few other things. The point is: Mac and crack are very interesting words and they’re used in all kinds of creative ways by all kinds of people, so it’s time we looked at them more closely.
So that’s the point of the piece. I hope it’s also pretty clear what we mean by saying “it’s time we looked at them more closely.”
The first thing to say about mac and crack is that people love using them as slang. There are a number of theories as to why this is so, but as far as we’re concerned, it boils down to two main reasons: 1) They’re just cool words people like to use and 2) they’re just cool words people like to use in a cool way.
The second thing we love about the mac and crack words is that they aren’t just words—they’re big and important pieces of English culture. They’ve been around since the 1980s, but strangely enough, they haven’t lost their popularity to this day. What does it mean for a word to be popular? How popular is too popular?
We think one of the reasons they’ve survived is because mac and crack don’t lose their meaning. Despite what some might say, we like mac and crack because we like to keep them in their slangy context.
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