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195. My Bonds and Mutual Funds Are Doing Great, but My Stonks Are Way Down

I’m solo today and the topic is the English language, specifically one of its very recent words: stonk. It’s a nice case study of one of the ways in which new words come into the language. First, they’re known by only a few people; then there’s a niche who know about the meme (if it was coined online, as stonk was); and then it starts to gain some acceptability (appears in dictionaries, for example).
Words We're Watching: The Story Behind "Stonks": Buying Low and Selling High in the Meme Market

What Meme Man Looks Like

Urban Dictionary


Memes Dictionary