I have always been fond of the English language. Ever since I was a child, an English education ensured that while I speak my mother tongue fluently, when it comes to expressing myself, I'd find myself reverting to English.
Now I have a confession...I am involved in lexpionage...Never heard of it? Well, time to get familiar...When you become a trawler of the world wide web and social networking sites in search of new words, that better explain certain new phenomena than the current words in the lexicon, then you too earn your stripes as a spy in the network of lexpionage. Did you know that there they are on twitter too?
churnalism n. Journalism that churns out articles mostly based on wire stories & press releases.
I laughed over this one for quite a long time...It hit quite close to the truth...Although I have never had to be a churnalist, I know many...and it's not a very happy existence being a journalist like that...I thought it an apt description.
Here are my other favourites....
BlameStorming: n A method of collectively finding one to blame for a mistake no one is willing to confess to. Often occurs in the form of a meeting of colleagues at work, gathered to decide who is to blame for a screw up.
Threequel: n The third film, book or event in a series - the second sequel.
Cyberslacking: v Spending one's employer's Internet and email facilities for personal activities during working hours.
Thumbo n. An error made while using the thumbs to type, particularly on a mobile device keypad.
Cyberdisinhibition n. A temporary loss of inhibition while online.
These are just some that have caught my fancy recently....More shall follow...
Ahh...before I sign off on this post...guess what Richard Branson made Playboy magazine into when he bought of Playboy from Hefner? A VIRGIN PLAYBOY ofcourse...
On that cheeky note....I shall go off to be flabbergasted at the smorgasboard of words that are out there to gobsmack me with their aptness and bouncebackability of meanings...;)