Walldrop number 2

I am so taken with my new word that I’ve submitted it to the Oxford English Dictionary… my chances of success are less than good.

Here is the email I sent:

Dear Oxford English Dictionary Editor (or whomever reads this correspondence),

I wish to submit a new word for your consideration.

The rise of Facebook and other social networking hubs has, I believe, created a new sphere of voyeurism whereby readers are able to secretly observe the conversations of their friends via the Facebook element known as “the wall”. As “eavesdropping” was so named for listening to the conversations of others through the “eaves”, I submit the following word and definition:

intr.v., -dropped, -drop·ping, -drops.

To read the conversations of others on Facebook

Etymology – derived from eavesdrop

Best regards,

Nathan Campbell
Corporate Communications Executive

I included my title because it makes me sound impressively wordy.

Just to ensure some modicum of success I also submitted my word to urbandictionary.com which goes as close to guaranteeing inclusion as possible. I’ll let you know how the campaign goes.

The author

Nathan runs St Eutychus. He loves Jesus. His wife. His daughter. His son. His other daughter. His dog. Coffee. And the Internet. He is the pastor of City South Presbyterian Church, a church in Brisbane, a graduate of Queensland Theological College (M. Div) and the Queensland University of Technology (B. Journ). He spent a significant portion of his pre-ministry-as-a-full-time-job life working in Public Relations, and now loves promoting Jesus in Brisbane and online. He can't believe how great it is that people pay him to talk and think about Jesus. If you'd like to support his writing financially you can do that by giving to his church.