Last week, you were introduced to a new word: Izfro. To refresh your memory, an Izfro is a fro residing on the head of an Israelite. You may recall my promise to submit this new term to the Urban Dictionary and, true to my word, I did.
A few hours after my submission, I received an email from the “editors” at Urban Dictionary:
Thanks for your definition of Izfro!
Editors reviewed your entry and have decided to not publish it.
To get a better idea of what editors publish and reject, sign up as an Urban Dictionary Editor here: http://editor.urbandictionary.com/
This email really irks me. Here’s why:
- Why are you thanking me for submitting a definition that you did not publish? You’re clearly unthankful for it, otherwise you would have published it.
- Why did you “decide not to publish it?” A little constructive criticism never hurt anybody.
- Why are you inviting me to be one of your editors? You hate my submission, yet you beg me to join your team. What kind of logic is that?
- You are not an editor. The fact that anyone in the world can sign up to be an editor at Urban Dictionary makes your position a pretend one.
- Why are you able to approve definitions such as “Numpty” and “Juggalo?” I’m pretty sure someone made up those words too.
I strongly encourage everyone to become an editor at Urban Dictionary right this instant. Would you approve my “Izfro” submission?