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Monday? Meh ...

By Debra Dobbins

Meh. Not a bad word for a gray Monday.

It connotes apathy or indifference, according to the Online Etymology Dictionary, and it apparently has not been in popular usage all that long. It was generally used by 2003, the dictionary notes, and perhaps from 1992.

Some folks give credence to the TV show, “The Simpsons” for the word's increasing popularity. Though “meh” sounds like a Yiddish word, the jury is out as whether it really is. For more details, head to:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2013/09/06/meh_etymology_tracing_the_yiddish_word_from_leo_rosten_to_auden_to_the_simpsons.html

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