My fav lexicographer Erin McKean (that I had the pleasure to interview) interviewed by the fashion blog: The Fashionspot, gives her take on how bloggers are affecting everyday jargon, whether "arm party" might ever make it into a legitimate dictionary.
In the interview, Erin provides some of the main features of fashion lingo:
- The use of the fashion singular "They're showing a great pastel stingray-leather shoe for spring" or "This designer has a way with a pant that other designers can only envy."
- Overuse of the superlative everything is amazing, superb, fantastic, gorgeous, fabulous, delightful.
Full interview available on Fashion Jargon - A tFS Interview with Wordsmith Erin McKean