Slay what?

Sir, – I got a fright when my iPhone news feed informed me “Oscar Winner Emma Stone slayed in Givenchy”. She was killed in Givenchy, France? No, she just strongly impressed the Oscars crowd with her Givenchy dress. After hastily consulting a dictionary online and discovering that an informal meaning of the word “slay” is in fact “strongly impress”, I told myself, once again, that I really must keep up to date with all these crazy new meanings of words. – Yours, etc,


Donnybrook, Dublin 4.