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Santhosh Poojary (SIEMPRE AHÍ PARA TI)     23 September 2010

Some Latest Words in English...

 

NEW WORDS IN ENGLISH
Recently-coined words, terms and expressions, with their meaning.

The English language is notoriously fast in adapting to the changing world.
New words enter English from every area of life where they represent
and describe the changes and developments that take place from day to day.
Here are some words and expressions that have been coined in recent years.
 

 

Word

Meaning

 

  Affluenza

  A blend of 'affluence' and 'influenza'.
  A social disease resulting from extreme materialism and excessive
  consumerism: earning more money and consuming more, which
  can lead to overwork, debt, waste, stress, anxiety, etc.

 

  Agritourism

  A form of tourism in which tourists stay on farms or in agricultural
  villages,
and often participate in farm activities.

  Alcopop

  Fruit drinks fortified with alcohol, designed and marketed to appeal
  to young people.

  Audiophile

  Person who loves and collects high-quality audio equipment.

  Baggravation

  Blend of the words 'bag' and 'aggravation'.
  A feeling of annoyance and frustration at the airport when your
  baggage has not arrived but the other passengers' bags have.

  Burkini or Burquini

  Blend of 'burqa' and 'bikini'
  A swimsuit worn by Muslim women which covers the whole body
  i.e. the arms to the wrist, the legs to the ankle, with a hood to
  cover the hair and neck.

  Busking

  Performing on the streets and other public places, while soliciting
  donations.
  Busy urban areas will attract street performers (buskers) who sing,
  play, juggle, etc

  Buzz

  Excited interest or attention surrounding, for example, a new invention,
  a recent event or something that has become fashionable.

  Buzzword

  A new word or expression that is commonly used in specialized
  work environments or age-groups, and has become fashionable. 
  Terms used in advertising can often convert into buzzwords and
  become widely used.

  Captcha

  Completely Automated Public Turing Test To Tell Computers and
  H
umans Apart.  
  A distorted image of letters and numbers used to ensure that a
  response is not generated by a computer, in order to prevent
  spamming.

  Daycation

  A trip or short vacation which lasts only one day -
  daycationers do not stay away overnight.

  Decruitment

  Euphemism for laying-off staff or downsizing a company.

  Docusoap

  Blend of <DOCUMENTARY< font>'documentary' and 'soap'.
  (soap opera: sentimental TV serial)
  A 'docusoap' is a reality television programme in the style of a
  documentary.

  Dramedy

  Combination of  'drama' and 'comedy'.
  A film, play or TV programme that mixes drama and comedy.

  Earworm

  A tune that keeps repeating itself over and over again in our heads.

  E-cruitment

  Online recruitment of employees, including online submission of
  resumes and cover letters.

  Emoticon

  A blend of 'emotion' and 'icon'.
  A symbol, used in email messages, which is made out of
  punctuation marks and resembles a human face.

  E-stalk

  To stalk (follow) someone using Internet searches and email.

 

 

 

  Fashionista

  Person who dresses according to the latest fashion trends.

 

  Flame war

  A period during which angry or rude email messages are exchanged.

  Flash mob

  A crowd that gathers in a pre-determined place, performs an action
  then disperses very quickly. The mob is not told exactly what to do
  until just before the event.

  Flexitarian

  A vegetarian who sometimes eats meat or fish

  Freemale

  A woman who is happy to stay single and independent so that she
  can do what she wants when she wants.

  Flightmare

  Blend of 'flight' and 'nightmare'.
  Unpleasant air travel experience (lost luggage, missed connections, etc.)

  Funkinetics

  A form of energetic step aerobics that mixes exercise and soul music.

  Gastropub

  A pub which, in addition to beer and alcoholic drinks, offers
  gastronomic cuisine.

  Gastros*xuals

  A new generation of men who see cooking more as a hobby than
  a household chore, and use their cooking skills to impress friends
  and potential partners.

  Greycation

  Going on holiday or vacation with grandparents in order to
  reduce the cost.

  Guesstimate

  Blend of 'guess' and 'estimate'.
  A rough estimate without any claim of accuracy.

  Hoody or hoodie

  A person, especially a youth, wearing a hooded top.

  Hotspot

  Location in which wireless Internet access is available
  for example airports, hotels, train stations, etc.

  Infomania

  Constantly checking and responding to email and text messages.

  Infotainment

  Blend of 'information' and 'entertainment'.
  Online services connected to information and leisure activities.

  It bag

  High-priced designer handbag that is the bag "of the moment", or
  a "must-have" item.

  It girl

  A girl who has become a celebrity more through intense media coverage
  than through any personal achievements (e.g. Paris Hilton).

  Jumbrella

  Blend of 'jumbo' and 'umbrella'.
  Very large umbrella set above tables outdoors at a coffee shop,
  pub or restaurant.

  Landline

  A telephone connected to wires in a fixed location as opposed  to a
  mobile or cell phone.

  Mailbomb

  To deliberately try to disrupt another computer system by sending
  massive amounts of email to it.

  Meritocracy

  The idea that merit and individual effort determine one’s success
  rather than wealth or birth.

  Mocktail

  Non-alcoholic drink that looks like a cocktail.

  Netbook

  Small laptop computer which weighs less than 3 pounds and has
  a 7 to 10 inch screen.

  Netiquette

  Blend of 'network' and 'etiquette'.
  Set of rules governing appropriate behaviour and courtesy on the
  internet.

  Netizen

  Blend of 'internet' and 'citizen'.
  A person who spends an excessive amount of time on the internet.

  Newbie

  A new member of any group, community, or activity.

  Nonliner

  Someone who rarely or never uses the Internet, usually because
  they cannot access it.

  Notspot

  An area where there is slow Internet access or no connection at all.

  Noughties

  The years between 2000 and 2009 which contain a 'nought' (zero),
  in the same way as other decades are called the 'thirties', 'sixties',
  etc .

 

 

 

  Offshorable

  Something that can be done or produced in another country, especially
  at reduced costs.

  Oversharing

  Providing too much information on the Internet (credit card details,
  personal information, etc.) especially through social network sites.

  Overworking class

  A segment of today's working population where there is a desire or need
  to work long hours.

  Recessionista

  Popular new term for a person who succeeds in dressing stylishly on a
  tight budget.

  Road rage

  Aggressive habits often resulting in violence against other drivers.

  Sandwich generation

  A generation of people who care for the needs of their children
  as well as those of their own elderly parents.

  Screenager

  A young person or teenager who spends a lot of time in front of
  the computer screen.

  Sitcom

  Blend of 'situation' and 'comedy'.
  A drama, on television, based on humorous everyday situations.

  Slumdog

  Very poor, underprivileged person who lives in an overcrowded
  squalid area of a city called a slum.

  Smirt

  Blend of 'smoke' and 'flirt'
  Smoking prohibition laws have led to a new sort of social pastime :
  'smirting', smokers getting to know each other when outside on
  the pavement.

  Snail mail

  The standard system of delivering mail which is very slow in contrast to
  electronic mail.

  Spinnish

  The language used by spin doctors, spokes-persons, campaign
  managers, etc. when trying to present information in a favourable
  light.

  Staycation

  A vacation in which you stay at home and relax or visit places
  close to where you live.

  Textual harassment

  Sending text messages to mobile phones which insult or abuse
  people.

  Tombstoning

  Jumping or diving into water from a dangerously high place such as
  a hotel balcony, a cliff, bridge, wall, roof, etc.

  Trekkie

  A fan of the TV science fiction series Star Trek.

  Tweet

  People who 'tweet' send short messages via the microblogging
  service Twitter.

  Upskill

  Teach an employee new or additional skills.

  Videophile

  Person who is very interested in watching videos and making
  recordings, and values high-quality results.

  Viral marketing

  Marketing strategy that consists in encouraging people to pass along
  information to friends, family and colleagues through e-mail messages,
  blogs, video-sharing, etc., so that the marketing message spreads
  like a virus.

  Web rage

  Anger or frustration as a result of difficulties or problems encountered
  when using the Internet.

  Webinar

  Presentation or seminar conducted over the web.

 



 2 Replies

CA.G.Muguntha Narayanan

CA.G.Muguntha Narayanan (Internal Auditor at TVS Motors)     23 September 2010

Gud work friend...... really nice

2 Like
PRANIT

PRANIT (ACCOUNTANT)     18 September 2012

GOOD JOB FRIEND,

VERY VERY INTERESTING............

 


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