New word coinages
Thread poster: Paul Dixon

Paul Dixon  Identity Verified
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Apr 9, 2010

Have you come across any new word coinages recently? New words often appear in newspaper articles, as this one I found on Daily Mail Online:

SCREENAGER (n.)

Meaning: a teenager who is addicted to the Internet and/or social networking sites


 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Ediots Apr 9, 2010

Came across this in one of these forums only today, but I can't find it again now. Someone was talking about translations being badly edited at agencies by "ediots". It may have been a typo but I doubt it. Either way, it's a useful word!

Found it, here:
http://www.proz.com/forum/translation_theory_and_practice/162286-jargon_vs_terminology.html

David Eunice wrote: "Often enough, edits are, basically, made by ediots."

[Edited at 2010-04-09 16:00 GMT]


 

Mykhailo Voloshko  Identity Verified
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ediot's been in the dictionary since 2005 Apr 9, 2010

Urban Dictionary, 6th meaning: ttp://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ediot

[Edited at 2010-04-09 16:28 GMT]


 

Suzan Hamer  Identity Verified
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Funny, there's another thread today about the same thing: Apr 9, 2010

In that thread, there are links to two sites dealing with new words.

http://www.wordspy.com/ bills itself as "the word lover's guide to new words."


Link to the other thread, Buzz Words:
http://www.proz.com/forum/translator_resources/162218-buzz_words.html#1366249

[Edited at 2010-04-10 10:30 GMT]

[Edited at 2010-04-10 10:30 GMT]

[Edited at 2010-04-10 10:31 GMT]

[Edited at 2010-04-10 10:31 GMT]


 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
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Himbo Apr 10, 2010

Or: bimboy. The male equivalent to "bimbo".

 

Suzan Hamer  Identity Verified
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deleted.... sorry Aug 21, 2010

Nicole Schnell wrote:

Or: bimboy. The male equivalent to "bimbo".


[Edited at 2010-08-21 19:13 GMT]


 

Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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Non-native speaker's view point Aug 22, 2010

Mykhailo Voloshko wrote:

Urban Dictionary, 6th meaning: ttp://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ediot

Although I read Internet forums regularly, this dictionary is encouraging me to learn English more and more; I do not observe live English speaking in its home countries. I understand that new words are derivatives of daily language usage and I cannot master by staying abroad.

Best regards,
Soonthon Lupkitaro


 


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