Merriam-Webster is here to honor all the good doggies of Twitter
If you’ve been sleeping on the Merriam-Webster Twitter account, it’s time to wake up. Because the dictionary to end all dictionaries has been pretty consistent in serving up some sassy tea all year — from shading Donald Trump to adding the phrase ‘binge-watch’ to its archives.
They recently released the word they’re “watching” for 2018, and it’s such a cute way to start off the new year: doggo.
According to Merriam-Webster, the word doggo “saw a meteoric rise in use in 2017 and continues its upward trajectory, as the nation turns its lonely eyes to dog pictures for comfort and some much-needed encouragement to carry on.”
Who could argue with that? BRING US ALL THE GOOD BOYS AND GIRLS IN 2018.
Naturally, puppy-loving tweeters came out of the woodwork to share their enthusiasm for both the word “doggo” (because, come on, who doesn’t love it) and their own doggos.
Sherlock the doggo thinks we are all very suspect.
Merriam-Webster handled the influx of dog mentions like a true pro — they responded to almost each and every single doggo personally.
Being that Merriam-Webster is a dictionary site, they explained more of the origin of doggo.
Merriam-Webster also explained the word’s meaning through the decades.
“Doggo has its origins not with good puppers, but with late 19th-century slang,” says the webpage dedicated solely to Good Puppers. “To lie doggo was to stay hidden or to keep secret: to fly under the radar.”
Well one thing is for sure: we need each and every one of these good boys and girls to fly under the radar no more in the new year.