With the advent of social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter the realm of slang terminology is seemingly growing bigger with each passing day. Many words, including “hash tag” and “friended”, have crossed over into formal discourse. This has further blurred the line between what can be considered formal and informal speech. You can increase your vocabulary and get a sense for the internet shorthand that is being used to cover the most important topics of the day by briefly reviewing social media websites. You’re likely to find that similar to the workplace, those who can interpret slang the fastest will have an edge when it comes to staying current with the latest news. Everyone else will be left “in a fog”.

Idiom: In a Fog

Definition: Another term for in a haze, in a fog means one is in a daze, is disoriented, or is in a confused state; Not paying attention to what is going on around you.

Example: While waiting for the anesthesia to wear off after surgery, a patient would normally be in a fog.

In a Fog-Weather Related IdiomsOrigin: Fog is something that is very difficult to see through. When one drives or walks through a foggy path, the driver or pedestrian usually ends up confused or disoriented. He or she would have trouble passing through. Similarly, someone who is considered to be ‘in a fog’ may have problems understanding, communicating, or making decisions.

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