The latest sign that the apocalypse is nigh arrived Wednesday when the eggheads behind Britain's Oxford Dictionaries announced plans to add four words that are hard to say without gagging a little.
But, for the sake of illuminating our readers, we shall do our best to share them here. For, lo, their ascension into the mainstream reveals so much about the decline and fall of pop culture.
Selfie: This refers to the smartphone self-portraits that people take. If you wondered whether the human race could possibly become any more narcissistic, smartphones and selfies have given us a resounding answer: Yes, yes we can.
Bitcoin: This is the stateless virtual currency that's nearly impossible to understand, and even more complicated to obtain and use. But that hasn't stopped folks like the Winklevoss twins from investing a bundle in it, in the hopes of making big real bucks. Other digital progressives hope it will lead to a revolution that will render useless all those pesky governments. Talking about Bitcoin at a party is guaranteed to help you achieve maximum geek status while alienating all members of the opposite sex.