If you are a stickler for keeping up with the grandkids, then the announcements by two different dictionary companies of additional and important words this week will make you smile.
These ten words have been listed by Collins Dictionary as the top ten words of the year for 2015, and will surely be ones to try and weave into conversation to show just how cool you are!
To watch a large number of television programmes (especially all the shows from one series) in succession
[This has been borne by the Netflix era where people can now sit and watch show after show after show]
An untoned and slightly plump male physique, esp one considered attractive
The act or practice of attempting to embarrass a person or group by drawing attention to their perceived offence, especially on social media
The economic policies advocated by Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the UK Labour Party from 2015
The practice of following a diet that contains only natural foods, and is low in sugar, salt, and fat
The act or an instance of ending a romantic relationship by not responding to attempts to communicate by the other part
To move a finger across a touchscreen on an electronic device as a means of inputting a command
Referring to payment systems which use RFID technology and do not require the customer’s signature or pin number
The practice by a male passenger on public transport of sitting with his legs wide apart, so denying space to passengers beside him
Of or relating to a person whose gender identity does not fully correspond to the sex assigned to them at birth
In addition to that, Dictionary.com have decided on five words they want to add to their online resource that has everyone talking and smiling…
digital citizen: a person who develops the skills and knowledge to effectively use the Internet and other digital technology, especially in order to participate responsibly in social and civic activities.
fleek: Slang. flawlessly styled, groomed, etc.
sapiosexual: a person who finds intelligence to be a sexually attractive quality in others.
Mx.: a title of respect prefixed to a person’s surname: unlike Mr., Mrs., or Ms., it does not indicate gender and may be used by a person with any or no specific gender identity.
yaaas: Slang. Yes! (used as a strong expression of excitement, approval, agreement, etc.)
Do you love language as much as we do?