Thursday, August 16, 2012

Left Side of the Aisle #69 - Part 5

And Another Thing: Top 25 new words in Miriam-Webster's dictionary

Every year, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary adds about 100 new words or expressions. The company has just released a list of 25 of those 100 new words for this year, and I just thought it would be fun to run through that list with quick definitions of a few words that maybe people wouldn't know (or, to be more precise, I didn't).

Start with 21 new words or expressions:

aha moment
brain cramp
bucket list
cloud computing
Copernicium - a new element, named for Copernicus
craft beer
energy drink
flexitarian - someone who usually doesn't eat meat or fish but might on occasion
game changer
gastropub - a neighborhood pub or bistro with really good food
geocaching - a game or sport where people use GPS to hide and find "caches"
life coach
man cave
obesogenic - situations or conditions tending to create obesity
systemic risk
tipping point

In addition to those 21 new words and expressions, there are new, additional definitions for four existing words:

gassed - really tired


No comments:

// I Support The Occupy Movement : banner and script by @jeffcouturer / (v1.2) document.write('
I support the OCCUPY movement
');function occupySwap(whichState){if(whichState==1){document.getElementById('occupyimg').src=""}else{document.getElementById('occupyimg').src=""}} document.write('');