In an age where Social Media has become America's latest obsession, I guess it shouldn't be too surprising that even sports stars have gotten hooked. In most cases Twitter is nothing more than an ode to ego and a wasteful use of excess time on one's hands. There are charitable causes out there we could be volunteering for...though none come readily to mind.
We certainly don't need to know the barrage of banality that seeps from the id of Paris Hilton, or for Knuckleheads like us, Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco. There is enough on our plates to keep us busy already.
Still there we are, like kids drawn to a perverse oddity, lapping up every word from sports icons, to movie stars, and even reality mavens of the moment. (Has anyone harpooned Snookie yet?)
We add them to our own Twitter accounts as if this somehow makes us part of their extended entourage and by osmosis makes our connection to them less ephemeral and somehow ego-gratifyingly tangible.
So it amused me last night when Kansas City Chiefs' star rookie safety, Eric Berry (hey, I didn't say I was immune to this social absurdity), set a goal to make his latest slang a trending topic on Twitter.
Berry even managed to pull fellow teammate Glenn Dorsey into the fray.
This new catchphrase, Wuzzham, is what it's all about. While I don't know the origins of this new social lexicon, Berry and his crew of family and fans have been blowing up the social application with it for a solid 24 hours now.
Wuzzham's what's happening, what's cool, and what's hip... At least that's how I read into it, but I'm no linguistics expert, therefore you'll have to check out his Twitter page yourself if you wish to find the derivation of this new bit of slang.
The fact that I've rambled this long and you're still reading this bit of social idiocraty is whuzzam! So thank you!
Oh, and make sure you follow me too... I have plenty of meaningless things to say to and I need my 15 minutes of fame.