Saturday, December 08, 2007

New words scrapbook revisited

Given the very limited success of the New Words Scrapbook post back in October (a massive 5 entries, 2 of which are mine and one from another teacher at a different college), I'm going to attempt to revive it here. Now we're doing more work on Language Change and less on coursework, you might actually have some time to post examples of new words you've come across.

My favourites so far are "bluetooth high-five" and "Co-D", the definitions of which can be seen on the original post.

Post your new words here and you can win packets of Asda's Whatevers (the sweets like Lovehearts but with chavvier messages).

Useful for:
ENA5 - Language Change


Louie Monkey-Pest said...


Dan said...

...and what does this lovely phrase mean?

JD said...

Not wanting to blow my own trumpet, but I have a fine collection of blend words/compounds on my blog. Recent additions include 'globesity', 'invacuation', 'rexy' and 'heavage'. I'm not sure whether these are the kind of words you are looking for, as many of them are little-used outside the media. With the exception of invacuation, which is little-used outside Barclays Bank...

Anyway, have a look at my blog by clicking on my profile and following the link. Cheers.

Dan said...

I just discovered your blog the other day and like it a lot. I'll link this post to it for my students to have a look at the words you've included.


Beth said...

EMOTICON - A symbol found in e-mails and on the internet, made up of punctuation marks that resembles a human expression, such as : ). This is an example of blending. (Emotion and icon)

PROLLY – As in probably. This is an example of elided pronunciation of ‘probably.’ There is assimilation of the ‘b’ to an ‘l’.

sean said...

'skeen' - The concept of understanding someone, usually after mishearing or not understanding something. A phrase to inform the speaker that his audience understands what he/she just said.

'merkalized' - when someone severly beats you at somthing and leaves you like waste

Lisa said...

CRUNK - a blend of crazy and drunk. Meaning very energetic or buckwild.

McJob - A blend of Mc Donalds and Job. A low paid, low status job with no future prospects or chance for promotion.

jenjen said...

New words


Noun, it is a type of hip-hop or rap music characterized by repeated shouted catchphrases and elements typical of electronic dance music, such as prominent bass.
Adjective, from the US chiefly black slang of a person very excited or full of energy.
Origin, 1990s: perhaps an alteration of past part of CRANK or a blend of CRAZY and DRUNK.

Noun, it is a single continuous brow resulting from the growing together of eyebrows
Origin, 1988

Jennifer N

vivi62 said...

celebutante- a celebrity who is well known in fashinable society-ORIGIN-1930S: blend of CELEBRITY and DEBUTANTE

assmosis- the process by which some people seem to absorb success and advancement by kissing up to the boss rather than working hard.

Ije said...

"Two-two's", which everyone said at school, and basically means 'next thing that happens'- so if you wanted to say 'if i dont do my couresework i'll get in trouble' people would say 'if i dontdo my work two-twos i'll get into trouble.

"Nev-it" which is a way of saying 'never that', but im not really sure where this one orginated from.