Merriam-Webster for its 2012 edition has announced the addition of a phrase associated with Oprah Winfrey, the media mogul, and one of pop culture’s biggest influences, “aha moment” to their dictionary.
“Aha Moment” is defined as “a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or comprehension.”
There’s a video posted on Merriam-Webster website in which Oprah explains the origin of the word:
- “I always love those moments when I sit down to talk to somebody and they say something that makes me look at life or a situation in a completely different way.
“And I say, ‘Aha! I get it!’ Light bulb . . . and the little hairs on your arm stand up. That is an aha moment.”
Other terms being included this year are: Sexting, energy drink, f-bomb, man cave and bucket list.
So now y’all can’t be lost if ever I have an “aha moment” out here…