Off topic: Hi Prozies! Check this fantabulous link! (List of new words in English)
Thread poster: Patricia Baldwin

Patricia Baldwin
United States
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Sep 19, 2007

Take a break and go cadillacing through this list!


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Liliana Roman-Hamilton  Identity Verified
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I found out my case!!! Sep 19, 2007

I am a terrible traveler (grumpy and nervous), so I am often affected by BAGGRAVATION, let me tell ya! (no kidding)

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Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
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Interesting Sep 19, 2007

Hi, Liliana.

Even "emoticon" is there!icon_smile.gif Is this list recognised by any language entity in the USA or in the UK?



Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
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Enjoyed the wordrobe ;-) Sep 19, 2007

Some of them are quite old though, even for a non-native, out-country speaker like me: andropause, McJob, worrywort... And some are -not excluding those in the above group- really great in terms of creativity: I particularly like baggravation, carjacking (why did I not think of it ever?), flow, and of course, wordrobe, my favorite by faricon_smile.gif

Thanks for the link, Patricia.


Francisco Pavez (X)  Identity Verified
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: ) Sep 20, 2007

Thank you Patricia. THe link is truly fantabulous


Dubravka Hrastovec  Identity Verified
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Patricia... Sep 20, 2007

... thanks for sharing!icon_smile.gif
It's definitely fantabulous!icon_biggrin.gif


Monika Rozwarzewska  Identity Verified
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thanks a lot! Sep 20, 2007

I think my favourite expression will be "eaters coma"icon_wink.gif


Jean Bisping  Identity Verified
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Allez voir ailleurs... Also check this out... Sep 20, 2007

Bonjour à tous,

Au risque de prêcher aux convertis, je vous convie au site pour toutes sortes de nouveautés et curiosités à la fine pointe de l'inventivité anglo-saxone. Un vrai petit bijou, même si on ne saurait y voir une autorité, loin s'en faut!



Hello folks,

I'll be no doubt preaching to the converted, but do check out whenever some newfangled twist leaves you agog, if not worse. It is far from authoritative, but it does have that keen feel of the cutting edge, so to speak!


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KathyT  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:52
Japanese to English
The "Dags' Dictionary"... Sep 21, 2007 something of local favorite here in Sydney...
A radio station puts out the call for a new word to match a given definition every week, and the best is selected from listeners' suggestions. Apologies in advance for the long post, but there are some great ones here...

Aeroglyphics: The practice of curving one’s fingers in the air to indicate quote marks around a word as one is saying it.

Arrghdornments the embarrassing splashes of food or drink that get on your clothes just before going out, having a job interview, or going on a date.

Bulbarian is the new word for the driver coming in the opposite direction who puts on their high beam headlights just before they pass you and you want to retaliate - but it's too late!

Carzumper the person who races into your parking spot just as you are lining up to reverse into it.

Cashkinverters the hordes of family and friends that come out of the woodwork when you win lotto, or another gambling prize.

Caught-couture the scrap of clothing, normally a dress or coat, caught in the door of a moving car.

Copstopation that forlorn clump of cars that congregates behind a police car travelling just below the speed limit.

Delikineses the ability of supermarket items to alter themselves while in the shopping bag, or the back of the car, so that when you get home you find you have screw-fitting light-bulbs rather than bayonet-style; tinned tomatoes with herbs rather than plain ones; and fabric softener rather than laundry detergent.

Dematerialised zone the freezing gap that occurs between your pyjama pants and top no matter how careful you are when you go to bed.

Eatroverts - a word for people who insist on chewing their chewing gum, or other food, at an unacceptable volume.

Emery-broad - the new breed of woman who is entirely unkempt in all aspects of appearance – bad hair, bad teeth, bad clothes - with the exception of her high maintenance fingernails, which are acrylic, long, brightly painted and over-attended to.

Fillinderer - the person who finishes your crossword/sudoku/target/puzzle while you weren’t looking.

Gasgointoritis the feeling you have as you watch the petrol pump tick over, as you have to fill your tank, but the pump just seems to go on and on, and the dollars just pour away.

Her-gatory the period of time between when a woman says she is ready to go out and the actual time when she sits in the car.

Halt-coutured the feeling when you are walking along and are yanked to a sudden halt after a tag on your clothes or a loop on your bag gets hooked onto something?

Hoard-me-downs that odd collection of furniture and other household items we hang onto, with the notion that it will be useful for the kids when they move out of home.

IQ-jumping the wondrous mathematical phenomenon whereby most people think their child’s IQ is above average.

Lust-buster the look, word, gesture or act that instantly turns you off a, umm, romantic interlude, most typically when a husband says “that’s your job” about some household task. It’s an instant anti-aphrodisiac.

Nearlyweds your partner when you are together in a permanent committed relationship, but are not married and feel the term “de-facto” makes it sound like he or she is in court on charges.

Newsicality the name for the infuriating sing-song lilt (where the intonation has no bearing on the meaning) used by commercial TV newsreaders and reporters (especially on Channel 10).

Nocturnal-remission the feeling of relief when you've been enduring some terrifying, gut-twisting, awful experience – and then wake up and realise it was only a dream.

Peepskate the person who browses through all the gossip magazines in a supermarket queue and then puts them all back before they reach the checkout.

Peeranoia the fear that when you are away on holidays, or off sick, that the person filling in for you will do a much better job.

Purse-piration that breathless moment when you present your credit or eftpos card, not quite certain of your balance, for a much needed item…food or bills etc and then WAIT!!

Pyjama Bin Laden that mad rush to leap out of bed, get some clothes on, and run outside when you hear the garbage truck rattling up to empty a bin you've neglected to put out.

Roller-toaster the person who wraps themselves in the bedsheet or doona, leaving their partner partially exposed.

Scareloom the disliked or even hated object, ornament or picture that has to be dragged out and sited in a prominent position, when the person who bought it is due to arrive.

Snobjet d’art a book or a magazine which has been expressly left out in order to impress a visitor – whether it’s an dense Russian novel or a posh magazine about buying a British castle.

Snaccent a word for the speaking style achieved by someone who has their mouth full - either of lollies or sandwiches.

Stapleted the let down feeling you get when you use a stapler and find out that there’s no staples.

Stopaholic the driver who feels free to stop in traffic - to do shopping, or to let someone out - oblivious to the horns and other noises hurled at them.

Tappetiser the cold water we waste, waiting until it is warm enough to use, at the beginning of every shower.

Tapscallion the person who purposely turns on a tap when someone else is in the shower, thereby subjecting the bather to a scalding or icy blast.

Tar-jacker the person who suddenly changes into your lane (usually without indicating) as you have left a safe distance between you and the car in front.

Tray (trés) inconsiderate the person in an office who uses the photocopier or fax just before you, and then disappears leaving it jammed or out of paper.

Tripidation the irresistible urge to return home once you have just left to make sure the door was locked and the iron was off.

Um-fluff a useless filler word that people bung into a sentence for no good reason, such as look, absolutely or um.

Visible Pantry Line the ring that forms beneath jars, tins or bottles left in the cupboard, no matter whether the jars are unopened and are cleaned regularly.

Wee-be-jeebies the rising panic of needing a pee ever more the closer you get to the known destination.

Wishful-tinker the person who without any mechanical knowledge whatsoever stands staring into the open bonnet of broken down car as if it were possible he or she could spot what was wrong.

Wrongdezvous the feeling when you enthusiastically smile or wave at someone, before realising it’s the wrong person.


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Useful indeed Sep 24, 2007

Thank you for this list. It's very useful and fun at the same time.



Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
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New Word Oct 9, 2007

While on the subject of new words, I must mention a new word that an English student of mine came up with.

The word is STEPWIFE, and it is another way of saying lover, in an extramarital relationship (along the lines of stepson, stepfather and etc.). The masculine form would of course be STEPHUSBAND.


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