alexz has adopted the words (つ ツ )つ and tech, looked up 27961 words, created 198 lists, listed 19431 words, written 3913 comments, added 3 tags, and loved 297 words.

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  • search result is "Did you mean: modulus"

    yes, google, they did mean modulus or moduluses, but moduluses doesn't look 'smart'.

    19th century modulus of elasticity, modulus of shear for materials.

    October 18, 2017

  • Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment . - spotted in an EV video series.

    October 17, 2017

  • a fabric water bucket under a firefighting helicopter.

    October 17, 2017

  • October 2017. New Zealand ran out of chips.

    October 16, 2017

  • describing beer gone bad.

    October 15, 2017

  • fishing version of this word is to go fishing and not catch anything.


    my US friend used 'dog got skunked' meaning their dog got sprayed by a skunk.

    October 15, 2017

  • am I going deaf, or do people pronounce this like 'tamber'?

    or is this a US / Canada thing?

    October 14, 2017

  • glyphosate

    October 14, 2017

  • spotted on Colbert

    quick search 'aka plough mud

    South Carolina term for tidal flats mud.

    October 13, 2017

  • puppyslug is best explained with a google image search

    October 13, 2017

  • "Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles"

    October 11, 2017

  • Star Wars fan speak for The Force Awakens

    October 10, 2017

  • a Star Wars meme creature.

    I'm sticking with my BB-8.
    spotted in Vox article porg-napped porglet porgs porglets 
    edit - term already coined by someone else 'porgducken'

    October 10, 2017

  • loaded political word.

    October 10, 2017

  • the rock and roll hand gesture supposed to look like 'horns' \m/

    October 9, 2017

  • i have a deja-list feeling in looking at this word

    October 9, 2017

  • archaic version of phlegmatic?

    October 8, 2017

  • 🚗
    ✨   mood lighting added to the underside of a car for visual effect.

    October 7, 2017

  • cryo-electron microscopy

    October 7, 2017

  • Apple File System

    October 7, 2017

  • The Adelaidean vs. Adelaidian battle is very real.

    October 6, 2017

  • refers to 'liar liar pants on fire'

    October 5, 2017

  • Portland Oregon

    October 5, 2017

  • The giraffe 'camel leopard' thing is actually true.

    October 3, 2017

  • sure!

    October 2, 2017

  • spotted a bbc article on this "20171001-how-italians-influenced-a-south-american-dialect"

    October 2, 2017

  • a bunny rabbit

    term looked up 3200 times.  Google Trends search shows this term trending Sept 2013.  Google search shows this term popping up on wordnik on Sep 20, 2013

    Coincidence?

    October 1, 2017

  • ...has been looked up 1372 times

    a fluffy animal, like a rabbit, cat, dog

    October 1, 2017

  • ... looked up 1152 times.

    I feel that when a word is looked up 1000 times, it becomes mainstream in a way, and has to be recognized by the international cartel of big old dusty spider squishing dictionary publishers.

    October 1, 2017

  • term spotted again in Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 movie.

    October 1, 2017

  • ferrets, according to twitterese.

    October 1, 2017

  • bats

    google trends shows this becoming a 'thing' in 1st week september.

    October 1, 2017

  • coincidence

    see coin-key-dink

    or coinkydink

    September 30, 2017

  • a fun way people say coincidence coinkydink

    September 30, 2017

  • Big friendly rocket

    September 29, 2017

  • spotted as pilot slang for 'the old round gauge displays' instead of modern rectangular displays.

    - froma Juan Browne video.

    September 28, 2017

  • spotted someone using this, assumed it meant 'grandpa', probably wrong.

    "BadRanpa 101" 

    September 28, 2017

  • Welcome to linguistics fight club.  If it's your first time here, you have to verb.

    September 26, 2017

  • football term defined at take a knee

    2017 usage is a political statement against racism.

    September 24, 2017

  • spotted in looking up puppucino

    September 24, 2017

  • I don't think you're supposed to give your dog coffee, twitter people.


    edit - apparently it's on the 'secret menu' and consists solely of whipped cream.

    September 24, 2017

  • Slang shortening of North Korea

    September 22, 2017

  • 3 creams 3 sugars - spotted in CBC article about couple married at local coffee and donut shop.

    September 21, 2017

  • "Office québécois de la langue française"

    from the BBC article "The place that banned the term grilled cheese and cocktail"

    new allowed word in Quebec: grilled-cheese

    September 21, 2017

  • United Nations General Assembly

    September 20, 2017

  • octopuses . 

    some will consider this word 'wrong' because it's a greek word with a latin plural ending added.  On the other hand, some people will insist this is the 'right' way to spell the plural of octopus.

    September 20, 2017

  • another octopus city . also Octlantis

    September 19, 2017

  • "Biologists Just Discovered an Underwater Octopus City And They're Calling It Octlantis "

    - unconfirmed story from my FB feed.  also Octopolis

    And if the Octopuses have a garden, would that be the Octopuses' garden?

    September 19, 2017

  • I remember this term being used in the Computer To Plate printing industry referring to the area of paper which will not be used in the final folded book or magazine. also margins

    September 18, 2017

  • once upon a time neologism was a neologism

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=ErY_AQAAMAAJ&pg=PA233

    September 18, 2017

  • spotted on CNN "But critics say the name will teach children a nonword. It prompted a hue and cry (pun intended) on Twitter."

    September 16, 2017

  • texting/tweeting abbreviation of 'good night'

    September 16, 2017

  • spotted as short for choreography

    dance moves

    September 16, 2017

  • Fraturday (friday/saturday)

    September 16, 2017

  • doggo speak for a wolf howl

    spotted in my FB feed as 'pupper does an awoo' . 

     Also spotted an 'awoo everyword' twitter handle

    September 15, 2017

  • You might be interested in the Sailor's word book.  1876

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=y7HqO9XAwk8C

    September 14, 2017

  • How Google and Apple refer to the Macintosh OS according to their style guides

    September 14, 2017

  • North American Numbering Plan

    This is what gives us our (222) 555-1234 style phone numbers.

    spotted term in the Google documentation style guide . 

    September 14, 2017

  • this is one of those words where, in Wiktionary's attempt to have a briefly written definition like a paper dictionary, they miss out on explaining what the word means.

    the 90's are 20 years in the past, and this is the first time I heard this word, and wiktionary failed to explain this colour of music to a non-musicblind person.

    the recursive verb definition is the cherry on top of the unclear definition.  

    September 13, 2017

  • refers to the wibbly wobbly poop emojis in the upcoming new phone

    September 11, 2017

  • txt shortening for nothing

    September 11, 2017

  • so, a boatload of mexican food.

    September 11, 2017

  • scheduled to be born around 6/17/18 in Florida

    adding to dictionary for a friend

    September 11, 2017

  • I don't know what a chalupa is.

    September 11, 2017

  • letting a crane spin in the wind during a storm event.

    September 10, 2017

  • fo shizzle

    September 10, 2017

  • Early sighting of this term - 2013 New York Post

    September 9, 2017

  • anagram of atramentous

    September 8, 2017

  • spotted in the Miami New Times http://www.miaminewtimes.com/arts/hurricane-irma-the-best-memes-from-irmahgherd-to-irmageddon-9648050

    "Irmahgerd Hurdicurn Reperder"

    September 7, 2017

  • spotted in my social media feed The destructive Hurricane Irma 2017

    September 7, 2017

  • Fujiwhara effect is where storms combine to form a bigger storm.

    September 6, 2017

  • 2017 Initial Coin Offering

    Where investors invest in a new cryptocurrency

    September 6, 2017

  • spotted in the twitterverse "at"-ing

    https://twitter.com/search?q=%40ing&src=typd much to the dismay of the ING twitter handle.

    September 5, 2017

  • anniversary of a launch

    September 5, 2017

  • text speak for season

    September 5, 2017

  • a graph showing the multiple paths of an incoming storm using multiple mathematical models.

    spotted in the news.

    spotted in a book search 1973 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute -1975 MIT - Mid Ocean Dynamics Experiment 

    September 5, 2017

  • Victorian Elizabethan regnant Elizabethian

    bloody Mary prom queen

    drama queen

    September 4, 2017

  • boxed wine

    September 4, 2017

  • spotted as a lizard.  Bearded dragon?

    September 4, 2017

  • tongue

    short slangy - language

    September 4, 2017

  • txt speak for between

    September 4, 2017

  • the customer facing side of tech, ie, the web page, or user interface.

    also spotted as a verb, because you can verb all the nouns.

    September 2, 2017

  • US Army Corps of Engineers

    August 30, 2017

  • more Mexican food, cup of elote

    August 30, 2017

  • spotted this in looking up fire corn emojis.

    Grilled corn.

    August 30, 2017

  • spotted as fire cooked corn.

    I first assumed it was barbecued corn on the cobb, but it may be corn boiled over a fire.  see also elote 

    August 29, 2017

  • fire ants.

    August 29, 2017

  • spotted on twitter as a common 'dumpster fire' emoji phrase.

    August 29, 2017

  • So far, the fire emoji seems to be popular. It isn't the most common on emojipedia or other emoji sites, but it seems to be used as the new term lit , fire corn 🔥🌽 for fire cooked corn,🔥🐜 for fire ants,🗑🔥 for dumpster fire, 'is on 🔥' for 'is on fire' , 🔥🔥hard for 'fire fire hard' (?), and 💨🔥 for the sport of lighting natural methane, and allegedly 💀➡️🔥

    August 29, 2017

  • business speak "lost opportunity"

    August 26, 2017

  • related Canadianism term mangia-cake

    also spelled mangiacake mangia cake

    August 25, 2017

  • sweet Fanny Adams

    August 25, 2017

  • thicc has been looked up 4285 times.  Google trends has this term showing up late 2015.  

    August 25, 2017

  • looked up 2500 times.

    Google trends has this word becoming a thing likely with a March 6 Youtube Video 'I am shooketh'

    I wonder if those lookups were from after that video.

    August 25, 2017

  • spoiler alert :like a spoiler alert

    August 25, 2017

  • looked up 2400 times. The people demand a definition.


    quick search has Boom Shaka Laka in 1991
    "His reviews for mid-'70s issues of Black Echoes helped define the genre and inspired some of the better reggae writing that followed, such as that in the now-defunct Small Axe or the new Boom Shaka Laka. "  The Beat magazine, (google book search result)

    Also spotted in the 1984 Ultimate Broadway Fake Book "shakalaka baby"

    August 25, 2017

  • flying aquatic skateboard - powered by a powerful water jet.

    August 25, 2017

  • updated 2017 definition - any news you don't personally like

    August 25, 2017

  • people without magical powers. Muggles.

    August 25, 2017

  • taking selfies from restricted access rooftops

    August 25, 2017

  • looked up 1200 times?

    It's a marketing word from an ad referring to drinking coffee and procastinating.

    August 25, 2017

  • doggo speak refers to sticking a tongue out

    mlem sounds like the type of word you would say when your tongue is out.

    🐶

    👅

    August 25, 2017

  • A fuse with a pyrotechnic device which ensures a circuit is broken quickly preventing short circuit damage to upstream circuits.

    August 25, 2017

  • non spoiler from Wikipedia: ". It describes the titular monster, the Babadook, a tall pale-faced humanoid in a top hat with pointed fingers who torments its victims after they become aware of its existence."

    spoiler: don't look under the bed.

    August 25, 2017

  • the 2017 usage implies deaf to political or social tones.

    August 25, 2017

  • Bklyn

    August 25, 2017

  • textspeak for forward or f*ck with.

    tech speak for firmware.

    August 25, 2017

  • looked up 2400 times, 

    txt speak for because

    August 25, 2017

  • A collectors edition, such as Blu-Ray, DVD, CD, books, packaged in a tin or steel case.

    August 25, 2017

  • A monster from Dungeons & Dragons, later spotted in the Stranger Things tv show.

    August 25, 2017

  • Term looked up 700 times by people who want to fact check the "What do you call a pile of cats? A meowtain" joke.

    Meowtain confirmed as a word of the year candidate.

    August 25, 2017

  • Looked up 161 times, likely by people who want to 'prove' that it's a real word to their friends.

    This word comes from the whomst meme who-meme, where words are assembled with more contractions.

    August 25, 2017

  • i think this is txt-speak for 'don't worry'

    August 25, 2017

  • advertising tech - includes all the website tracking, customer profiling, cookie collecting tech, data slurping, etc.

    August 25, 2017

  • bawbag

    August 25, 2017

  • tech speak referring to using chat programs to replace email in the office.

    August 25, 2017

  • the anniversary of being a friend -

    August 25, 2017

  • a moment when something new is invented which changes the way we do things from now on, like inventing the aeroplane

    August 25, 2017

  • dude uterus

    see brovaries

    August 25, 2017

  • 2017 - spotted this term again. This word has some sticktion

    August 25, 2017

  • for Oestrums, you might want to check oestrum

    August 25, 2017

  • pet boogers.

    spotted in Guardian story 'How I survived living with a cat stuffed with uranium'

    August 25, 2017

  • Refers to the quarterback kneel-wikipedia.

    Spotted in a news article about a crashed warship 'Though the admiral said he had visited the McCain and denied, in response to reporters' questions, that her crew were overworked ("I didn't see a crew taking a knee, so to speak") his...'

    August 25, 2017

  • In NASAspeak, it includes the atmosphere in the disk of an object.

    "Some of the most breathtaking views of Earth taken from space are those that capture our planet’s limb. When viewed from the side, the Earth looks like a flat circle, and the atmosphere appears like a halo around it. This edge of the atmosphere is known as the limb. Viewed from satellites, space shuttles, and even the moon, the image of this luminous envelope of gases shielding the life on our planet from the dark, cold space beyond rarely fails to fascinate us." - NASA visible earth.

    August 25, 2017

  • my Philippines friends say this means handsome.

    August 21, 2017

  • it's a smoochy friendly kiss sound , also common to add extra letters for added effect.

    August 20, 2017

  • was looking up the 'shadow snakes' effect which is seen during eclipse, and came across the Rahu legend in search results.

    August 20, 2017

  • google book search says the word for this is languophobia, but that's debatable.

    August 19, 2017

  • sheet caking

    August 18, 2017

  • man child , pro-am, dwarf galaxy

    August 15, 2017

  • Original spelling by Humphrey Davy, 1812 . https://books.google.ca/books?id=YjMwAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA201

    August 14, 2017

  • "year over year"

    August 13, 2017

  • slang - asking

    August 13, 2017

  • from the examples on the right 'don't get "tilted," which means emotionally upset.'

    spotted tilted in a video about the top Dota2 gamer versus a general Artificial Intelligence.

    "At first it was easy to get titled..."

    August 13, 2017

  • hummingbirds
    also found - 1994 usage slang for homies

    August 11, 2017

  • "Families who would once have eaten potato waffles are now experimenting with lower carb butternut “squaffles” (slices of butternut squash cut to resemble a waffle)." Guardian article - Why we fell for clean eating.

    August 11, 2017

  • for when the term super-power isn't good enough

    term goes back to early 20th century for vacuum tubes, amplifiers, and hydraulic systems.  Later 20th century for political speak.

    August 10, 2017

  • Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen

    August 10, 2017

  • "let your backbone slide"

    August 10, 2017

  • can'tcha

    can't you

    August 9, 2017

  • can't you

    August 9, 2017

  • spotted in 1949 song 'Louisiana Girls' in a Baker's plays book

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=5DaCyLyjGn8C&pg=PA63

    spotted in 1915 Cosmopolitan

    August 9, 2017

  • ain'tcha

    August 9, 2017

  • '“sequester carbon” is ruled out and replaced by “build soil organic matter”.' - Guardian article climate change

    August 7, 2017

  • 'with the term “reduce greenhouse gases” blacklisted in favor of “build soil organic matter, increase nutrient use efficiency”. ' - Guardian article on banned terms.  climate change

    August 7, 2017

  • 'Instead of “climate change adaption”, staff are asked to use “resilience to weather extremes”' Guardian article climate change

    August 7, 2017

  • Term now banned by the USDA https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/07/usda-climate-change-language-censorship-emails

    '“Climate change” is in the “avoid” category, to be replaced by “weather extremes”. '

    August 7, 2017

  • when the Movember moustache takes over the lower face.

    August 7, 2017

  • slang for crazy .

    kray kray

    August 5, 2017

  • slang - version of cray meaning crazy

    spotted kray kray in a discussion.

    not sure what the russian examples of this word mean.

    August 5, 2017

  • Stephen King wrote The Mist

    We can't have a fognado movie because Stephen King will unleash actual monsters upon California.

    Movie idea: the writer - a story about a writer who unleashes monsters on people who steal his ideas. Wait.. that was Goosebumps.

    August 4, 2017

  • Realm of memes

    August 4, 2017

  • spotted in the news "'Fognado' engulfs California beach" BBC. it's more of a low roll cloud or a low gravity wave cloud.

    August 4, 2017

  • The examples tend to be acquired by algorithm, so, if the most common usage of a word is a typo, you would likely see typo examples.

    Using tools like Google's ngram viewer, trends tool, books, can sometimes help a person find if a new word is really an accidental case.

    Twitter search can sometimes reveal if a new word is really rare, a possible typo, or a regionalism or used by a small group of people.

    August 3, 2017

  • slang for spaghetti

    August 3, 2017

  • spotted half a dozen times on twitter since 2013. refers to when someone types the words for an emoji instead of using emojis

    ie "dumpster fire" instead of"🗑🔥"

    August 2, 2017

  • The frog and hotbeverage emoji pairing refers to the "but that's none of my business" meme. Which has Kermit drinking tea.  1000 years from now in the future, future linguists will be wondering what the heck the frog/teacup thing means.

    August 2, 2017

  • a golden labrador doggo

    July 30, 2017

  • Blend of gen-x and millennial. Spotted in an article where this was people born between 1977 and 1983.

    July 30, 2017

  • bubble net feeding - by humpback whales.

    also bubble-netting , bubble net fishing, bubble netting, bubble-net fishing,

    spotted in a tweet which had a video of a guy in a kayak with half a dozen whales rising and feeding.

    July 30, 2017

  • Spotted in the twitterverse "not gonna lie"

    July 29, 2017

  • Twitterese for 'should'

    July 29, 2017

  • Quantity of oil shipped

    "...argued that marine tankers are safer because they spill less than 0.001 per million barrels of oil shipped (Mboe)." -Global news snippet.

    It's confusing if the term refers to 1000 barrels or a million barrels. Anyone doing math regarding spills per Mboe really needs to double check the usage.

    July 28, 2017

  • mini version of you

    July 27, 2017

  • Txt shortening of insurance

    July 27, 2017

  • Spotted in tech news as 'Ransomware As A Service' where bad guys have malware for sale and servers to rent.

    Glad the examples listed to the right have Recovery as a service.

    July 27, 2017

  • Early 'high falutin' in 1856 National Magazinehttps://books.google.ca/books?id=XZomAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA136&dq=falutin
    And the knickerbocker magazine https://books.google.ca/books?id=N_dFtyzEqFsC&pg=PA533&dq=highfalutin
    highfalutin

    July 25, 2017

  • Swedish for fathers father

    related words mormor morfar farmor

    July 25, 2017

  • shortened version of 'that'.

    twitterese

    July 25, 2017

  • twitterese for 'know'
    from the tweets - automated buoys tweetage for knots.

    July 24, 2017

  • hwæt

    July 22, 2017

  • bbc article " an untranslatable word for pure joy"

    July 22, 2017

  • Beeps heard in Apollo spaceflight audio. Spotted on a Science Friday retweet.

    July 21, 2017

  • Spotted "all that ish"

    July 21, 2017

  • alleged Southern contraction overload: allegedly "you all would have if I'd have"
    I doubt people actually use this term.

    July 20, 2017

  • this phrase refers to having a hangover from partying.

    July 20, 2017

  • new nickname for the tardigrade because it can survive in space.

    July 18, 2017

  • dramatic spelling of forever

    also the historic fo'evah and fo-evah

    July 18, 2017

  • See modern example at noping

    July 18, 2017

  • spotted as a verb.

    nope nope nope nope.. outta here.

    July 18, 2017

  • lah-de-dah shows up a lot in 19th century books. There's a late 19th c. song with this name.

    July 18, 2017

  • in linux computing, it's 'metal as a service'.

    July 18, 2017

  • Spotted in The Atlantic

    'The nightmare was sketched for me by the head of geosciences at Pennsylvania State University, Lee Kump, whose “horror movie” speculation was that there might have turbocharged “hypercanes” of almost unbelievable intensity assaulting the supercontinent Pangaea—the result of runaway global warming.'

    July 16, 2017

  • cioppino thx google auto correct

    July 14, 2017

  • spotted in 19th c. "Shropshire Word-book: A Glossary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Etc., "

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=BzoLAAAAQAAJ&pg=PR54&dq=shookt

    July 14, 2017

  • In 1991's RFC 1208 ' A Glossary of Networking Terms' , Bart Simspon is defined as

    "Bart Simpson (R): Internet and OSI cult hero."

    Internet Engineering Task Force link - https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1208

    July 13, 2017

  • added to my Word of the Year shortlist for 2017 - most news events have included some tweet of some kind this year.,

    July 13, 2017

  • 2017 - everyone is hating this word. added to lists of words to ban for 2018

    July 13, 2017

  • “whole deserts of publessness” spotted in Guardian article on how pubs are disappearing

    July 11, 2017

  • spotted this in verb form - lets patio!

    July 10, 2017

  • I think Michael Bublé will be amused that you can retrain your android's phone voice unlock to "OBEY Bublé" instead of OK Google.

    I wonder if lingluists like the 'obey woogle' option. 

    July 10, 2017

  • apparently wikipedia spells it kogel mogel

    July 10, 2017

  • baseball term

    "on-base percentage" "on-base streak"

    July 10, 2017

  • a mom to a furbaby

    July 10, 2017

  • Spotted in a NPR article.

    July 9, 2017

  • I suspect the unicode consortium has been browsing the 'emojis I'd like to see' list.

    http://blog.emojipedia.org/facebook-releases-new-emojis-levitating-woman/

    July 8, 2017

  • Spotted in article about Curiosity rover's wheels.

    " “In either case, the climbing wheel can end up experiencing higher forces, leading to cracks and punctures. The treads on each of Curiosity's six wheels, called grousers, are designed for climbing rocks. But the spaces between them are more at risk.”

    -The Register

    July 7, 2017

  • Spotted Monterey Bay Aquarium tweet

    "You can now see the aptly-named wunderpus (full name: wunderpus photogenicus—really!) in our Tentacles special exhibition! 🐙"

    July 7, 2017

  • a joke word meaning 'too tired to give a poop'

    July 7, 2017

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  • wow

    August 13, 2017