Webster’s Dictionary Adds ‘SZN’ after Overwhelming Demands From Fantasy Football Players
SPRINGFIELD, MA – Webster’s Dictionary, the leading language provider in the United States, announced that after an incredibly high demand from an unusual source they will be adding the word “SZN” to all dictionaries.
What does SZN mean?
This unusual source is none other than the fantasy football community. For those unfamiliar, fantasy football is a game based on the real-life production of National Football League players. If players on a “fantasy team” play well, they accrue points against another team. “SZN (pronounced season)” refers to the theoretical increase of a given NFL player’s value in an upcoming year.
How do I use SZN in a sentence?
“SZN” typically comes right after a player’s name, and designates them as someone who will play extremely well in the coming year. Important note: It does not need any type of statistical evidence or logic behind its usage. Research found that fantasy football players obnoxiously use the term after practically any player’s name, and the word is able to boost expectations no matter what. Here’s an example of two people talking about someone’s SZN:
Person #1: Hello! Nice weather we are having.
Person #2: It certainly is, and just in time for Joe Mixon SZN. It’s finally coming!”
Person #1: I am worried about you.
Whose SZN is it, really?
It remains abundantly unclear whose season (SZN) it really is, despite the word’s definition saying it belongs to one player. Household names like Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady and Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow apparently both have a SZN coming up. According to Twitter posts, it will also be relatively unheard of players’ SZNs as well, including Detroit WR Quintez Cephus and New York’s Denzel Mims.
Until then, it appears it could be just about anybody’s SZN. We recommend you fact-check these claims and stay vigilant.
At press time, ‘SZN’ remained one of the most-used words on Twitter, and was used alongside over 300 different NFL players’ names in under a day.