Monday, February 02, 2009

The dictionary according to Charlie Brooker

Huzzah! College is closed because of snow, and Charlie Brooker has created lots of new words in his Monday column in The Guardian. Here are some of them:

broverkill (bro-verr-kill) n. To be almost, but not quite, as bored of listening to people talk about how they don't watch Big Brother as by the continued existence of the programme itself.

chudge (chudj) n. An underqualified judge on an underwhelming TV talent contest.

crotchdog (krotch-dog) n. Dismal paparazzo whose career consists of lying in the gutter desperately pointing his camera up the skirts of celebrities exiting limousines.

So, for this week's A2 Haribo/Maltesers prize, choose 3 other words from his article and label them with the correct word formation process (e.g. crotchdog = crotch + dog = compound).


Anonymous said...

Hi sir,
my attempt to win preferrably some harribos:

Nowtrageous= Now + Outrageous (blending)

Nowtrage = Now + Outrage (blending)

Dwindlethink= Dwindle + Think (compound)

Enjoy the snow days!!
Fanta Drammeh.

Dan said...

Fanta, you are a winner. Your answers were snow snow so good I thawt (geddit?) you should win.

Anonymous said...


When is the next competition i need some haribos!!!

Dan said...

I reckon I'll set one when we're back after half term. Everyone's so hyper at the moment, the last thing I need to do is introduce more sugar into the mix.