[Ads-l] enshittification

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 29 02:53:43 UTC 2023

I keep seeing this word in connection with Reddit.

Not in Merriam-Webster, Dictionary.com <http://dictionary.com/> or the OED. 

1. The UD has one entry on 23 Feb 2023: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=enshittification

2. Wiktionary calls it vulgar, internetese and a neologism, saying that Cory Doctorow coined it on 28 Nov 2022, but has three citations. 


Ultimately, it doesn't matter if Amazon's enshittification is because [Jeff] Bezos was a cynic or because he sold out. Once Amazon could make more money by screwing its customers, that screw-job became a fait accompli.

Wiktionary also has shittification with citations back to 2001: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/shittification

UD: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Shittification

“Shittifiation” isn’t in Merriam-Webster, Dictionary.com or the OED.

Benjamin Barrett (he/his/him)
Formerly of Seattle, WA
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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