I’ve never been one to use big words. I have a decent vocabulary, but for the most part, I stick with the same old words day after day. I was surprised, then, when I read A blog post entitled Top 10 Non-Words of 2010, since some of the words that I use regularly were just recently added into the Oxford English Dictionary. Some of the words that made it into the latest edition of the dictionary include Netbook (a portable Internet device) and Staycation (an at home holiday). Way more interesting than the words that made it this time around are the words that were proposed but did not make the final cut. Here are a few of my favorites:
Whinese – a term for the language spoken by children on lengthy trips
Wurfing – the act of surfing the Internet while at work
Wikism – a piece of information that claims to be true but is wildly inaccurate
Nonversation – a worthless conversation, wherein nothing is explained or otherwise Elaborated upon
Smushables – items that must be pack at the top of a bag to avoid being squashed
Griefer – someone who spends their online time harassing others
Fumb – your large toe
Sprog – to go faster then a jog but slower then a sprint
Wibble – the trembling of the lower lip just shy of actually crying
Peppier – a waiter whose sole job is to offer diners ground pepper, usually from a large pepper mill
Have you ever used any of these words? Probably not. Now a challenge: pick one of the words on the list and use it in your comment. This could be fun.
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