jackson kids mapThey said it couldn’t be done. They said it shouldn’t be done. But Trevor McFudden did it: From November 24, 2012 to April 7, 2013, the dreadlocked lift attendant never uttered a single word that could be found in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the Merriam-Webster College Dictionary, or even the Merriam-Webster Children’s Dictionary. Although some older Jackson Hole patrons complained about his communication with them, he was extremely popular with those under 21, TGR forum posters, and girls from California.

“Pundits are quick to decry the seeming inarticulateness of today’s youth,” said linguist Martin Haspelmat, “but English is a dynamic, ever-changing language. Rather than a sign of the apocalypse, as some have argued, Mr. McFudden is actually leading neology and etymology into the future.”

Caught between bumping chairs at the Thunder quad, the man known as T-Mac smiled a crooked grin and said, “Tsha, brah!”

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