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Thursday, July 12, 2007

In your face, Mrs. McDougall!

You may have heard the news by now, but yesterday, the good folks at Merriam-Webster announced some of the new words being added to the dictionary, and among them was "ginormous."

Ginormous, a combination of "gigantic" and "enormous", is roughly defined as "really, really big."

And suddenly I had a flashback to 1986, when Jazz used the word ginormous to describe Unicron in Transformers: The Movie. Following Jazz's example, I thus used the word ginormous in an essay I wrote in the fourth grade. And my teacher, Mrs. McDougall, promptly knocked a few marks off my essay for making up a word.

See, Mrs. McDougall? I wasn't making up a word! It's in the dictionary...now! Ah, sweet, sweet, 21-year-old vindication.

Other new words in the dictionary include "smackdown," "DVR," and "Bollywood."

And in other news, Vancouver actress Laura Vandervoot is joining the cast of Smallville this fall as Supergirl!

As previously reported, this will be the classic, Kara Zor-El version of Supergirl. Smallville's creators say that their Kara will be "a combination of beauty, warmth, intelligence, and attitude." Unlike Clark Kent on the show, Kara will have already developed the ability to fly. And, just like in the comics, Jimmy Olson's going to have a thing for her.

Vandervoot is currently one of the stars of Instant Star, that CTV teen soap about the kid who wins the Canadian Idol-like contest and then deals with the pressures of 15 minutes of fame. Vandervoot plays the big sister of the instant star.

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