Baby Seal Literally Redefines ‘Cute’
A baby seal has been discovered in South Georgia in the Sandwich Islands that is causing linguists to rethink current definitions of the word “cute.” Current dictionary definitions of the term usually talk about cute thing being “pretty” or “attractive” in a “dainty” or “child-like” manner. But experts argue that isn’t enough for this particular seal.
“This cuteness displayed in this baby seal is too much for the word to adequately described using its current definition,” said Aaron McLean of the Oxford Lexicographical Heritage Society. According to McLean, dictionary editors are working on a new definition and hope it will be ready sometime in May 2014.