Anyway, last month the third edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English was printed, and naturally the book was updated to include new words. Some of the entries include:
chill pill - a notional pill taken to make someone calm down
chillax - calm down and relax
turducken - a roast dish consisting of a chicken inside a duck inside a turkey
bargainous - costing less than is usual or than might be expected; cheap or relatively cheap
this is so not a word...that's just lazy grammar.
staycation - holiday spent in one's home country
fussbudget - a fussy person
how was 'fussbudget' not already in the dictionary?
vuvuzela - long horn blown by fans at soccer matches
national treasure - someone/thing regarded as emblematic of a nation's cultural heritage
buzzkill - a person or thing that has a depressing or dispiriting effect social media websites and applications used for social networking
This isn't exclusive to social media...
microblogging - the posting of very short entries on a blog
netbook - small light laptop
dictionary attack - an attempt to gain illicit access to a computer system by using a very large set of words to generate potential passwords
paywall - an arrangement whereby access is restricted to users who have paid to subscribe to a website
freemium - a business model, especially on the Internet, whereby basic services are provided free of charge while more advanced features must be paid for
automagically - automatically and in a way that seems ingenious, inexplicable, or magical
ALSO, NOT A WORD!!! Seriously. Do we have to put all the stupid mashups people make from the English dictionary into the ODE?
carbon capture and storage - the process of trapping and storing carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels
geoengineering - manipulation of environmental processeses in an attempt to counteract the effects of global warming
toxic debt - debt which has a high risk of default
deleveraging - the process or practice of reducing the level of one's debt by rapidly selling one's assets
overleveraged - having taken on too much debt
quantitative easing - the introduction of new money into the money supply by a central bank
exit strategy - a pre-planned means of extricating oneself from a situation
overthink - think about (something) too much or for too long
catastrophizing - view or present a situation as considerably worse than it actually is
soft skills - personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively and harmoniously with other people
matchy-matchy - excessively colour-coordinated
LBD - little black dress
frenemy - a person with whom one is friendly despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry
cheeseball - lacking taste, style, or originality
cool hunter - a person whose job it is to make observations or predictions about new styles and trends
No matter how many times I kick and scream, it's not going to make a difference, is it? Doesn't matter. NOT A WORD!!!
hikikomori - the abnormal avoidance of social contact, typically by adolescent males (in Japan)
steampunk - a genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery rather than advance technology
tweetup - a meeting organized by means of posts on Twitter
Dude, anything that invokes Twitter can't be in the dictionary just on principle!!!
bromance - a close but non-sexual relationship between two men
wardrobe malfunction - an instance of a person accidentally exposing an intimate part of their body as a result of an article of clothing slipping out of position
defriend - another term for unfriend (remove someone from a list of friends or contacts on a social networking site)
Interweb - the Internet
hater - negative person