I have this little book of "101 things to do before you die" and one of them is to make a word make it to the dictionary. So.....I thought "why not?" :)...well I could at least try.
I've realized that when people hang around me for a while, maybe a couple of days to a week, they start talking like me! Especially here in Turkey. When my friends and I talk about a project, for example, I don't understand everything clearly in Turkish so I make them explain to me in English. I have the tendency to speak half in Egnlish and the other half in Turkish...you know, like most of the arabs I know speak English with Arabic, so it's the same concept. The people around me started talking half in English like I do now, and I named it the "Irem-effect". and let me tell you, people have already started using that word :p ...well, only when they realize they're speaking in English, I tell them about the effect, and so they started using that word.
I don't know what I have to do to make a word put in the dictionary, but I guess this could be a start :) let me define you the word:
Irem-effect --> to speak in a way you usually don't speak due to the effect of someone around you that speaks different than you do.
does that make sense? I hope it does.
Not to mention, who uses dictionaries now? you know, the book version??