In an unexpected twist, the phrase ‘canon event’ from the popular animated film ‘ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE’ has webbed its way into the prestigious Oxford English Dictionary as one of the top slang words of 2023.
CANON EVENT AND THE SPIDER-VERSE
The revelation surfaced on the online community r/comicbookmovies, sparking a flurry of reactions.
User Gestalto confirmed the news with a post stating, “Across The Spider-Verse was a canon event confirmed…” accompanied by an impressive 126 upvotes.
CANON EVENT AND OXFORD DICTIONARY
The inclusion of ‘canon event’ in Oxford’s compilation of top slang words has left some scratching their heads.
Some questioned the phenomenon with a succinct “But why?”
CANON EVENT, IS IT SLANG?
Not everyone, however, is swinging from the same web. Some users expressed skepticism, stating, “Losing respect for Oxford. Neither of those words are slang, and neither of them is new.”
The interaction on the forum mirrors the broader discourse surrounding language evolution and the dynamic nature of slang.
Oxford’s decision to include the word suggests a growing recognition of the influence of pop culture on language, blurring the lines between traditional and contemporary lexicon.
As Spider-Man2098’s comment hangs in the thread, it’s evident that language, much like the Spider-Verse itself, is constantly expanding and evolving.
Whether you’re a linguistic traditionalist or a slang enthusiast, the inclusion of ‘canon event’ in Oxford’s lexicon is a reminder that words, like superheroes, have the power to swing into unexpected places, weaving new narratives in the tapestry of language.
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