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  • this term is from "If Not Friend, Why Friend-Shaped?"

    it was a bit of a meme phrase a few years ago.

    Today saw a Scientific American article called '‘If Not Friend, Why Friend-Shaped?’ A Beary Scientific Investigation'

    June 12, 2024

  • Crows use their curved beaks for leverage. The feet are just regular corvid talons.

    On the west coast, they'll open up clams and small crabs.

    June 5, 2024

  • a slang term for the psych ward, as a patient.

    The grippy socks keep you from slipping, and your feet from contacting nasty hospital floors.

    May 31, 2024

  • I've been seeing people use 'unthawed' as thawed. As in to make not frozen.

    Most recent sighting - Daily Show's Jordan Klepper's 'Useful Tools' video.

    Other sightings... the examples listed at Wordnik.  

    May 21, 2024

  • spotted free range definitions with quick google searches

    "What does "touch grass" mean? | Hootsuite's Social Media ...

    Hootsuite Blog

    The phrase "touch grass" implies that a person spends too much time online, and they need to get outside and reconnect with the real world."

    May 13, 2024

  • spotted as Boatswain -

    Was watching a documentary by DownieLive about training on the west coast in the Royal Canadian Navy.

    The examples listed in Wordnik also match this.

    May 4, 2024

  • Thank you for the Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu flashback

    April 16, 2024

  • so... Gold and White, or Black and Blue?

    #theDress

    April 16, 2024

  • a zebra

    March 17, 2024

  • A zebra is a prison pony

    March 17, 2024

  • meme name for a Tiger

    March 16, 2024

  • "Disco Chicken"...

    aka The Peacock

    March 16, 2024

  • I refer to rainy days as "It's a good day to be a duck"

    March 12, 2024

  • today I discovered.

    March 4, 2024

  • Also a town north of Victoria, British Columbia

    March 4, 2024

  • The arrival of the Swan Kid, was totally a nonsked

    March 1, 2024

  • spotted online as "et merda" ('and shit') instead of etcetera.

    Here's a mastodon link - https://mastodon.world/@dbc3/112011742629233863

    I think this is a made-up term.

    February 29, 2024

  • Today while shopping I spotted verb shampoo... so there you go... they've verbed a physical noun.

    February 18, 2024

  • a new genre of music I know nothing about.

    February 16, 2024

  • ☑️

    February 11, 2024

  • Just saw a video where Ditto is the trade name of a Spirit Duplicator, which is an early document duplicating machine... similar to a mimeograph.

    February 11, 2024

  • spotted in social media from a pilot describing a plane doing a loop.

    February 3, 2024

  • Spotted in Science Friday social media

    "A team of scientists in Ecuador is trying to find and describe mygalomorphs, a group of giant, stocky spiders.

    Pedro Peñaherrera and Roberto Jose León from Universidad San Francisco de Quito join us to discuss how they discover and classify spiders. " - spotted on BlueSky

    February 3, 2024

  • "Used to refer the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre that happened on June 4, 1989." - Wikipedia.

    January 25, 2024

  • spotted in the NY times.  Checked google -S

    hakespeare Sonnet 5 

    January 20, 2024

  • a 'spicy pillow' is a lithium cell which has expanded filling up the polymer bag.

    This typically means the lithium battery is bad and is ripe to explode at any time.

    January 16, 2024

  • Shows up in Garfield comics. archived 2010 May 5.

    "Cheer Up Pooky" - garfield to the stuffed bear.

    January 15, 2024

  • spotted this word on Mastodon and twitter as a blend of frazil and pan ice.

    frazil pans are a thing in Alberta's peace river.


    'Unlike lakes or ponds, where ice forms in a sheet across the surface, ice in northern rivers forms as frazil crystals, which vary in size as tiny as fractions of a millimetre across. These crystals collide and freeze together forming large flocs that eventually rise to the surface to form "frazil pans," which look like clusters of ice discs.'

    January 13, 2024

  • Discovered the National Ice and Snow Data Center... and they have all the science words for snow and ice.

    https://nsidc.org/learn/cryosphere-glossary

    It looks like Science may win the word race.  .. ok  we got over 100 terms in this list.  some of which are repeats

    January 9, 2024

  • It's been a few years since I touched this list.. added another 25 words or so. Thanks to suggestions from Mastodon.

    January 6, 2024

  • spotted in the New York Times - ;Gen Alpha Is Here. Can You Understand Their Slang?'

    December 14, 2023

  • An alternative to typing a swear word...... in this case... the s-word

    December 10, 2023

  • flush it?

    poop on it
    (or is that just what birds to)

    December 10, 2023

  • Welcome Back!

    November 26, 2023

  • Today, I saw a video where a microwaved hot dog which was partially overcooked and deformed was called a glizzy.

    "Glizzy's done"

    October 29, 2023

  • spotted on Mastodon - "There are Pop-Tarts but no Mom-Tarts because of the pastryarchy"

    October 8, 2023

  • "that's not music, that's noise"

    October 7, 2023

  • so.. from Wikipedia -

    "Mayo is an Uto-Aztecan language. It is spoken by about 40,000 people, the Mexican Mayo or Yoreme Indians, who live in the South of the Mexican state of Sonora and in the North of the neighboring state of Sinaloa."

    August 30, 2023

  • Mayo gives me a 404 error.

    I recently learned that Mayo is a regional language in Mexico.

    I only looked it up because someone replied to Gretchen M with 'Is Mayonaise a language'

    and my initial answer was 'only if you're in the Mayon region of France...' type of joke.. but Wikipedia lists Mayo as a language.

    August 30, 2023

  • spotted in Conspiracy Trial news as 'co-conspirator'

    Spotted in the Slate

    "The indictment recognizes this co-co (yes, that’s going to be our shorthand for co-conspirator from here on out) as the author of the “December 9 Memorandum (‘Fraudulent Elector Instructions’),”...

    August 18, 2023

  • Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena

    spotted in US Congress hearings.

    🛸

    🐄

    🏡

    August 1, 2023

  • "...or alien life forms from fallen starships"

    US Congress

    August 1, 2023

  • a word I saw a friend use.... the spotting of wild bunnies at the park

    July 26, 2023

  • spotted as a reference to the 00's decade referrng to 2000-2009

    in a bit of a lookup, this term was historically used before https://www.google.ca/books/edition/SCAN_info/gX0jAQAAIAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=oughties

    July 3, 2023

  • spotted this in a youtube video.... a quick lookup shows that it means 'money'.

    also spelled guwop

    Urbandictionary seems to have this word defined.

    July 3, 2023

  • this reminds me of the time Fred Flintstone played the word ZARF

    July 2, 2023

  • esports - has an article on the Origins of Jebaited.

    "WHAT DOES JEBAITED MEAN – ORIGINS AND USAGE OF THE JEBAITED EMOTE

    Jebaited is Twitch emoticon featuring Alex Jebailey, owner of CEO Gaming, and used to describe the act of baiting an opponent in a video game.

    Since its inception the jebaited definition has somewhat evolved to encompass any situation when somebody gets baited into doing something. While still extremely popular on Twitch, it has also found its place in video complications of funny moments and fails. It’s of those die-hard memes that you keep seeing occasionally."

    https://www.esports.net/wiki/guides/what-does-jebaited-mean/#:~:text=The%20jebaited%20emote%20first%20emerged,%E2%80%9CBulldog%20Jebaited%20Aegis%20Steal%E2%80%9D.

    June 30, 2023

  • 'went pear shaped' means went horribly wrong.

    early citation 1994 'Liberty and Order' page 44 https://www.google.ca/books/edition/Liberty_and_Order/

    June 5, 2023

  • Spotted in the BBC news online.

    "Chicago kayakers discover 'Chonkosaurus' turtle"

    Kayakers have nicknamed a large turtle Chonkosaurus

    May 13, 2023

  • Refers to mechanical inserts which are heated and interted into plastic so they remain in place.

    May 6, 2023

  • Spotted in Vancouver news for the 420 "protest"

    April 21, 2023

  • how is this not a word?

    April 8, 2023

  • Google translate says it's the German word for Diamond

    Google books found it also as a surname, so maybe someone did something rascallish in the 19th century.

    March 29, 2023

  • similar to camel case

    Apparently using Camel Case or Pascal Case helps e-reader software read multi word hashtags WhichAreStrungTogether

    March 19, 2023

  • "what do you call a mansplainer at the bottom of a 30 foot deep pit?"

    March 18, 2023

  • aka 'typewriter'

    March 13, 2023

  • aka 'bike'

    March 13, 2023

  • spotted as a reference to a skunk.

    Spotted in my mastodon feed "Do not pet the fart squirrels"

    March 7, 2023

  • spotted in my social media as 'Urban Exploration' - the exploration of abandoned buildings and stuctures.

    also urbex

    February 25, 2023

  • spotted today - melon tusk

    February 23, 2023

  • refers to gaming on consoles which have the dual joysticks for aiming/moving

    February 19, 2023

  • another name for the errorphant on Mastodon

    February 16, 2023

  • a recently coined name for the 'Error elephant' when your Mastodon server serves up an error code.

    Here's the voting page:  https://mstdn.ca/@jeffsamsonow/109866846487073759

    February 16, 2023

  • spotted this word... in looking it up, knowyourmeme lists it as the 'flattened pepe' emote. so... sad?

    February 13, 2023

  • Spotted in a news article about Madeline Kripke

    'She owned “dictionariana,” from the world beyond the books. Kripke had pictures of dictionary makers, images from matchbooks and cigar boxes. Noah Webster is usually shown as an elderly gentleman, but Kripke had a cigar-box-cover drawing of him as a young man with flowing brown hair. In her collection is a shot of Allen Walker Read, hanging off the side of a Midwestern windmill. She had a letter written by Walt Whitman, then a newspaper editor in Brooklyn, asking for a free copy of Webster’s dictionary, which the poet said was owed him after giving it a favorable review.'

    https://archive.is/20230207122217/https://www.chronicle.com/article/the-mistress-of-slang#selection-2195.0-2203.81

    the Kripke collection has moved to Indiana and is now being unboxed according to this blog: https://blogs.libraries.indiana.edu/lilly/2023/02/08/unpacking-the-kripke-collection/

    February 12, 2023

  • it's edible, so I think crows will eat these.

    They prefer nuts though as nuts are fatty food with lots of energy

    February 11, 2023

  • gaming speak for a video game which is like Dark Souls the game.

    January 27, 2023

  • I remember watching videos of the Oroville dam crisis when their spillway broke. One youtuber was a pilot and he would sometimes switch from the Aviation 'turbin' to the hydro dam's turBINES .. but mostly use his preferred 'turbin' pronounciation.

    January 21, 2023

  • Spotted as a reference to Google Apple Facebook Amazon and Microsoft

    January 20, 2023

  • This is a new 2022 term referring to the First Person Shooter computer games in the style of the 80s and 90's Quake/Doom types of games with shooting and travelling.

    January 13, 2023

  • blend of iPhone and photography, spotted again today.  I think it came from the Instagram crowd

    January 11, 2023

  • rice paper?

    January 11, 2023

  • The shiny new thing at my local cafe is the croon or  croissant moon  Also known as swish rolls

    Everyone's been swarming them because of the shiny new thing.

    They've also got cruffins which is a croissant muffin.

    December 30, 2022

  • aka croon

    December 30, 2022

  • the word to use when calling a cat

    also pspsps

    December 29, 2022

  • some slang spotted as a shortened 'the audacity'

    dacity is already listed here.

    December 24, 2022

  • Today I learned that Mavica is a portmanteau of MAgnetic VIdeo CAmera. This camera used a floppy disk to save photos.

    December 22, 2022

  • baby elmo

    December 19, 2022

  • "The aliens come down in raindrops"

    "making the raindrops chubby" - from the movie Bowfinger

    December 18, 2022

  • just coined this word to troll people who don't like the word irregardless

    December 18, 2022

  • I"m seeing more 'freeze peach' in 2022 these days.

    December 18, 2022

  • Heard 'blops' as a gaming reference to the 'BLack OPS' games.

    The usage examples seem to refer to blops as being more like bleep and bloops.

    December 16, 2022

  • initials for 'i do not have a clue'

    December 16, 2022

  • It seems to a name of part of the sailor uniform.

    https://library.uncw.edu/capefearww2/veWebDailyLife/exhibit3/e30084a.htm

    December 6, 2022

  • refers to the recent Flu, Covid, and RSV outbreaks... 2022.

    December 5, 2022

  • Wikipedia has "hundreds and thousands" being those tiny colored candy ball sprinkles.

    'Nonpareils are a decorative confectionery of tiny balls made with sugar and starch, traditionally an opaque white but now available in many colors. They are also known as Hundreds and Thousands in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand1' - wikipedia

    Wordnik's got the definition hundreds and thousands 

    December 5, 2022

  • I only heard about this word today when it was Oxford's word of the year. I've never heard it before.

    December 5, 2022

  • The 'mic drop' emoji phrase.

    Also done as

    🫳

    🎤

    November 25, 2022

  • In the last month, I've seen 2 unique encabulator videos..

    One is the Bike Encabulator which makes some fun at all the fun bike part names, https://youtu.be/yJe4kFS1LqM

    Second is "SANS ICS HyperEncabulator" which hires the original actor. https://youtu.be/5nKk_-Lvhzo

    November 25, 2022

  • "birdsite" is referring to Twitter

    November 22, 2022

  • spotted in today's timeline BirdFuhrer

    November 21, 2022

  • spotted on twitter "In Ojibwe our word for snowing is zookpo."

    November 20, 2022

  • The Boring Man

    he who shall not be named

    World's Richest Man

    Phony Stark

    November 19, 2022

  • maybe it's the semicolons in the list name.

    November 17, 2022

  • calling something dogwater, is calling something crap. gen Z term.

    November 17, 2022

  • spotted on Mastodon for 'Content Warning'

    You can put a content warning on your posts there.

    November 13, 2022

  • in 2022, it refers to a Russian person who was mobilised to fight in Ukraine.

    November 6, 2022

  • Of the 18 words picked by an AI as matching an AI list... five don't appear in Wordnik, so I wonder how an AI coins a new Vogon word.

    baggis wugger spooging shivvying freddled

    October 30, 2022

  • meaning bye bye

    October 30, 2022

  • or buh bye

    October 30, 2022

  • spotted online on twitter.

    wusuhh    , so far, It looks like it means 'What's up'


    October 29, 2022

  • spotted on twitter bad and boo-jee
    also spelled boojee and boujee but haven't seen too many examples.

    October 28, 2022

  • VOD stands for Video On Demand -

    In game streaming, a streamer will make his video available to view later.

    October 28, 2022

  • slang for Gin and blue cocktail mix.

    October 24, 2022

  • Augtober - spotted in my local news Vancouver BC, relating to a warm and Dry October

    October 11, 2022

  • Sept 2022, Jupiter is described as 'Stonkingly bright'

    https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/09/28/stonkingly-bright-jupiter-closest-to-earth-easily-seen-in-nz-sky/

    September 28, 2022

  • Will the term 'gen alpha' take off as the next generation?

    September 25, 2022

  • Google book search has

    A book called Elbows Out

    By Dietrich von Bothmer · 1968

    Dictonary of Phrase and Fable 1898

    "To elbow ont ; to be elbowed out . To supersede ; to be ousted by a rival . "



    And then there is 

    'out at the elbows' referring to a person's jacket elbows being worn out.

    From the book 'Gone to the bottom' page 121

    https://www.google.ca/books/edition/Gone_to_the_Bottom

    September 24, 2022

  • Acronym for 'F*** Around and Find Out'

    Used in 2022 when J6 insurrectionists get sentenced.

    September 24, 2022

  • Spotted as a political term - blend of Roe vs Wade and November

    September 24, 2022

  • spotted religiots on Twitter in 2022. blend word of religious and idiot

    September 21, 2022

  • In the future, when archaologists try to figure out what the hell happened in 2022, they'll come across this entry 'NyQuil Chicken'

    September 21, 2022

  • Recently spotted this on twitter as doing the bare minimum to keep a relationship going.

    September 20, 2022

  • Spotted at "People's Liberation Army Rocket Force" or China's rocket warfare department.

    September 18, 2022

  • spotted in the news defined as 'someone who has never caught covid'

    September 17, 2022

  • Pee Pee is trending because Pierre Poilievre is the new Conservative Party leader in Canada Sept 2022.

    September 11, 2022

  • so, not a phth like in phenolphthalein

    September 8, 2022

  • you know you got a good word when it shows up on 6 of the twitter word lists.

    September 3, 2022

  • "inadvertently eating an entire packet of biscuits, when you meant to have just the one" - from a BBC clip 'The art of mashing up words to create new ones'

    September 3, 2022

  • "the constant checking of a phone for a message you're hoping will arrive" from a BBC clip 'The art of mashing up words to create new ones'

    September 3, 2022

  • "probsolutely for one is a definite maybe" - BBC video 'The art of mashing up words to create new ones'

    September 3, 2022

  • see fnord

    September 2, 2022

  • Acronym for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

    September 1, 2022

  • Taking up biking? I miss it because we had some heat waves.

    August 31, 2022

  • Spotted in Weather twitter - the Greenland ice which is destined to melt in the next century regardless of whether we cut back greenhouse gas emissions.

    August 30, 2022

  • I think it's got a Canada listing as at the time of writing, it was more likely that Americans use Candy Bar and Canadians use Chocolate Bar as a phrase, totally ignoring the rest of the Engish speaking world.

    August 30, 2022

  • I prefer the word acronym over initialism , according to Google's ngram viewer, this word picked up steam in the sixties, took off and is now more popular by orders of magnitude.

    At this point, it's a handful of people at Wiktionary trying to hold onto the word initialism

    August 25, 2022

  • spotted in song lyrics for "i don't"

    August 25, 2022

  • Spotted in BC's Forest Fire Fighter twitter.

    Province of BC lists this term as "Parattack crews are a specialized type of initial attack crew that are deployed to incidents by parachuting out of fixed-wing aircraft. "

    August 24, 2022

  • Spotted in BC Forest Fire fighter's twitter.

    Province of BC lists this term as

    "Rapattack crews are a specialized type of 3-person initial attack crew who use medium-lift helicopters equipped with hoist and rappel gear to access difficult-to-reach incidents."

    August 24, 2022

  • "It's not a bug, it's a ..."

    August 19, 2022

  • Welcome!

    August 19, 2022

  • Spotted in in Nicki Minaj - Super Freaky Girl

    also spelled gyal ah

    August 18, 2022

  • The wiktionary definition bugs me, because the 'SI UNIT' is the ampere.
    Hecto may be listed in the SI manual as a common prefix, but I've never seen people use 'hecto' in practice when dealing with electricity.


    Wiktionary's definition got mangled to '102' amps because someone used 10^2 exponent notation which normal people don't use for small numbers.

    Every electrical usage I've seen is that people stick to 'kilo' 'mega' and 'giga' , and milli, micro

    August 18, 2022

  • Today I discovered there's a fish named boops boops

    August 15, 2022

  • Doin the Dew?

    August 15, 2022

  • who cut the cheese?

    August 4, 2022

  • I thought Australia didn't tip

    August 1, 2022

  • Spotted in the media - using dead spiders as robotic grippers.

    July 29, 2022

  • surprised this didn't get on my orange poetry list. https://www.wordnik.com/lists/orange-poetry

    July 23, 2022

  • Refers to the January 6 insurrectionists.

    July 23, 2022

  • This year, J6 refers to the January 6 insurrection and J6er refers to the insurrectionists.

    July 23, 2022

  • no suplex? No Piledriver?

    July 12, 2022

  • trewe dat

    July 6, 2022

  • How much awful can an offal waffle falafel be if an awful falafel used awful offal waffles?

    June 21, 2022

  • I think this gives me the idea of making a Heirovetica font.

    June 21, 2022

  • How many opakapakas can an alpaca pack if an alpaca could pack opakapakas?

    June 15, 2022

  • If licuala is pronounced 'lick a koala' then

    how many licuala's can a Koala lick if a Koala could lick licualas?

    June 10, 2022

  • I remember emailing the OED about this word back in 2000 because it was overused on fan forums. Now it's a word of the day.

    June 10, 2022

  • I've recently seen dart be used to describe cigarettes. First time I heard it was watching live streams of the Ottawa protests in 2022. And recently, saw an article about the 'dart board' a surfboard made of cigarettes.

    June 9, 2022

  • so , apparently movie themed mugs and tumblers are now called coscups or CosCups

    for 'cosplay cup'.

    I dunno... when I'm drinking coffee, I'm not cosplaying.

    May 29, 2022

  • Spotted in the news

    MetroUK "A Nasa satellite has captured the moment a massive underwater volcano home to sharks and other marine life - and nicknamed ‘Sharkcano’ - erupted in the depths of the Pacific Ocean"

    May 26, 2022

  • spotted on twitter in medical news for Monkeypox

    May 20, 2022

  • "The word bilby has been adopted by Royal Secret Society of Bilbies."

    I think we should double efforts to save the bilbies

    May 19, 2022

  • spotted on Twitter as a musical instruments made from rocks... in the tweet I saw, it was an archaologist banging on fossils with a rock getting different tones.

    "Archaeologist Dr. Jean-Loup Ringot specialized in prehistoric music demonstrates a Lithophone.

    © The Archaeologist"

    May 15, 2022

  • spotted on Twitter. A new form of the purrito or blanket wrapped cat.

    May 15, 2022

  • spotted in the news again, as a narwhal has been seen swimming with a group of belugas.

    April 23, 2022

  • spotted this term again in 2022.

    April 19, 2022

  • twitter speak for 'suspended'

    April 17, 2022

  • spotted in text speak, twitterpseak as 'actually' and 'account' as in a twitter account.

    April 17, 2022

  • This phrase is from the 1932 movie Freaks

    It has worked its way into Simpsons and Wolf of Wall Street.

    I wonder if the Toy Story phrase 'One of Us' is a reference.

    April 5, 2022

  • maidenless is a bit of a meme word as the computer game Elden Ring has NPC characters saying "But you, I am afraid, are maidenless"

    April 2, 2022

  • I always lead with 'canes' and then try would/wound might/light to eliminate 15 of the 26 letters of the alphabet.

    March 30, 2022

  • Spotted 'protestware' in the news.

    Software written to protest. In some cases a user gets a popup with the protest message, in other cases, computers with specific country code get wiped.

    March 24, 2022

  • i've spotted Worldle and Quordle

    March 23, 2022

  • Today's XKCD refers to a 'Demon Egg' which is a reference to the demon core which was a plutonium sphere initially created for nuclear bomb making.

    March 15, 2022

  • Well, you enter a word in the search bar, and if you don't see a definition, you an write a comment about it. You can even add it to a list. Putting square brackets around a word ][ make a link to that word.

    March 7, 2022

  • ok... this is a meme phrase. I'm not familiar with the reference.

    March 6, 2022

  • spotted as dress casual

    Also spotted a doubling of this 'dressy dressy cas cas'

    March 5, 2022

  • All I know, is that we need a *gestures wildly* emoji.

    And a in Spanish modifier.

    March 2, 2022

  • In 2022, it refers to a group of vehicles in a protest driving very slow to disrupt traffic, denying people access to streets.

    I've also seen 'slow roll' refer to a line of anti riot police moving forward slowly, and yoinking some individuals who do not move out of the way.

    February 27, 2022

  • spotted in BC news -

    "RCMP asks public for help catching people starting fires known as 'Kootenay candles' at a ski hill

    The RCMP detachment in Trail, B.C., is investigating a rash of "Kootenay candles" at Red Mountain Resort in nearby Rossland.

    The term "Kootenay candle" has come to refer to the practice of lighting old, dead trees on fire in the middle of winter, often using sap or sapwood to start the blaze. ..." From CBC article.

    February 27, 2022

  • spotted on Twitter, the blue heart and yellow heart mean love for the Urkaine.

    February 26, 2022

  • Political speak for 'The former guy'

    February 26, 2022

  • Saskatoon is named after the berry.

    Moose Jaw, Red Deer.

    Cherryville , Salmon Arm, Blaeberry , Phoenix,

    Whitehorse, Tuktoyaktuk ,

    February 26, 2022

  • citation on Twitter by Chandra Xray Telescope.

    "Happy #TwosDay! What happens when #two galaxy clusters collide? Sometimes they can bear a striking resemblance to the Starship Enterprise from Star Trek, apparently. Abell 1033 is located about 1.6 billion light years from Earth. Boldly Go for more:"

    February 22, 2022

  • This slur has been around for years, usually when people criticise social programs, or when they criticise the enforcement of laws.

    Blend word of China and Canada

    February 20, 2022

  • As someone who has 800 words for Snow and Ice... i love this word.

    splother goes back to Lincolnshire dialect.

    https://www.google.ca/books/edition/A_Glossary_of_Words_Used_in_South_west_L/pHcKAAAAIAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=splothery&pg=PA139

    February 17, 2022

  • A reference to Facebook, because 'only boomers use FaceBook'

    February 16, 2022

  • refers to 'social networks' - twitters, tictoks, facebook

    February 16, 2022

  • refers to 'those guys' at Wiktionary
    spotted on YouTube in That Word Chat interview with Erin McKean

    I expect someone from Wiktionary to come along and say that it should be a capital W for this word, then we can reply "Citation Needed"
    Checkmate! Wiktionary!

    February 16, 2022

  • one term used for the convoy of idiots blocking border crossings for the last few weeks.

    February 14, 2022

  • spotted on twitter as a shortening of 'Cry about it'

    this had some popularity due to the olympics.

    February 13, 2022

  • 3blue1brown went through the wordle source code to see the actual word list and did a video on it recently.

    February 9, 2022

  • spotted as someone who plays Wordle

    February 3, 2022

  • Spotted in MBARI news... environmental DNA - material containing DNA which floats about the environment, and in MBARI's case, floats about in the ocean.

    February 2, 2022

  • spotted in my social media feed.

    Also..

    🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

    February 1, 2022

  • spotted in Canadian news... a snowy Ogopogo monster

    January 29, 2022

  • This refers to the letters and graphical character elements in the Commodore 64.   Each character was in a 8pixel by 8pixel square.

    January 27, 2022

  • Frozen dog poop. Spotted in CBC article about Prince George's social media writer.



    From the article:

    'Other highlights include a message to dog owners to "scoop your poopsicles" from the snow.

    "Come spring our parks are going to STINK," the post warned, once again garnering positive responses.'

    January 23, 2022

  • Spotted in the news - The A68 iceberg dumping fresh water into the ocean. It's a chunk of ice which broke off of an ice shelf.


    Adding to the 'words for ice and snow' list. #833

    January 22, 2022

  • Blend word of Delta and Omicron. People being hyperbolic about the pandemic virus names.

    January 9, 2022

  • spotted on the Colbert report... the flu plus the corona virus

    January 5, 2022

  • spotted in Canadian medical news, the Greater Toronto Hospitals have staff out due to illness and shortages meaning they have to prioritize critical cases first.

    January 5, 2022

  • spotted again in text speak for 'i dont even know'

    December 29, 2021

  • "To this Fredericton couple, born and raised No Funswickers, New Brunswick is such a hotbed of hilarity, outrageous goings-on and bizarre political antics they had to create a website to hold it all."

    - CBC article on The Manatee, a satire news site.

    December 29, 2021

  • Spotted as 'go fund me' , as in the vitual panhandling site to raise funds.

    December 24, 2021

  • spotted a british person saying 'to the loo' and immediately wondered if this the etymology.

    December 24, 2021

  • I'm spotting this online lately. Same definition as below.

    December 15, 2021

  • abbreviation for 'InLaws'

    December 14, 2021

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  • I would still want alexz working on this.

    October 6, 2020

  • Hi Emily,

    You might want to consult a real linguist such as Gretchen McCulloch for your dictionary.

    October 6, 2020

  • Alex! This is Emily, I am currently writing the "Official Doggo Lingo Dictionary" and I would love your help! Please reach out to me emily@zonmarketer.com for a super awesome opportunity to be a part of something HUGE. Love all your doggo lingo! Thank you!

    -Emily

    October 5, 2020

  • wow

    August 13, 2017