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  • Cherry Blossom viewing

    - from Japan

    April 26, 2018

  • (chorus)

    Do you come from a land down under?

    Where women glow and men plunder?

    Can't you hear, can't you hear tufthunter?

    You better run, you better take cover

    April 26, 2018

  • The study of flatulence,according to Science Friday's tweet. Apr 25 2018

    April 25, 2018

  • Goto monotwist.

    A Rubik's cube transformation that twists 2 corner pieces.

    April 25, 2018

  • "They were foot ballers from all over the state, had their come downs in Adelaide"

    - Spotted in an Objectivity video, so I assume it's real Australianese for 'come down for a visit'.

    watch?v=FtEQuM7JmdI


    On Twitter, it seems to refer to withdrawal symptoms from caffeine or some substance.



    April 25, 2018

  • The warming of the arctic ocean and the influx of Atlantic species.  Probably should be Capitalized

    April 24, 2018

  • A refreshing break from the 'neutral point of view' types of definitions that Wiktionary has

    April 22, 2018

  • In Saskatchewan, a bunny-hug is a hoodie.

    April 20, 2018

  • Spotted in Canada's Beaverton.

    "The two dozen or so pipeline warriors appeared on the BC Legislature lawn driving custom built motorcycles, doombuggies armed with menacing spikes, and F-150 pickup trucks with bumper stickers proclaiming their love for Alberta beef."

    April 18, 2018

  • A fez wearing person in a tiny little car shows up and drops off a food pellet.

    April 16, 2018

  • What some people in the UK want to call the frunk, a front boot, instead of a front trunk.

    April 15, 2018

  • I hear there's a secret button pressing ceremony involving a food pellet.

    April 15, 2018

  • The floor is legos.

    April 14, 2018

  • Book search confirms it is a racist slur in S Africa

    April 14, 2018

  • then there's doggospeak's mlem

    April 13, 2018

  • forgetting what you ordered on Amazon when the package arrives.

    spotted in a video.

    April 11, 2018

  • PEMDAS

    April 8, 2018

  • Spotted as WhatsApp phishing.

    April 8, 2018

  • Refers to earlier in a threaded discussion.

    April 5, 2018

  • Spotted in Register article about cell phones being used to check for veins and check pulse and circulation measurements.

    April 4, 2018

  • Spotted in an XKCD comic... and I suspect I've seen this around before as a SUDO user in a Linux / UNIX sense. 

    sudo -er

    April 4, 2018

  • Spotted in a city of Vancouver tweet referring to the non recyclable coated cardboard.

    April 3, 2018

  • spotted in the news

    'Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest owner of television stations in the U.S., employs a well-known practice of producing "must-runs," conservative commentary segments that each Sinclair-owned station is required to air. ' - Seattle PI.

    April 1, 2018

  • Easterspeak for 'somebody'

    April 1, 2018

  • Spotted in a NASA tweet.

    "... Discover more about these shapshifters, biobots and other new technologies: ..."

    March 31, 2018

  • Wordnik is case sensitive in the word search, so you will find it at . Baha'i

    March 31, 2018

  • I look forward to April 1 when the pranksters who coined this word admit it was a joke.

    Picking up garbage while jogging?

    March 31, 2018

  • an archaic term for trials?

    March 28, 2018

  • Is where people mess with phone and email scammers to waste their time and frustrate them.

    March 28, 2018

  • Is a representation for a table. From tableflip emoticon.

    March 27, 2018

  • Wonder if it's related to nuncle

    March 27, 2018

  • "bring your own"

    "billion years old"

    March 26, 2018

  • 3 billion to 3.8 billion years ago when Mars was in transition from a wet planet Noachian to the current cold and dry planet Amazonian

    March 26, 2018

  • Mars's Geological period when it was covered in Water.

    - from a scientific talk about Mars "When Mars Was Like Earth: Five Years of Exploration with the Curiosity Rover"

    March 26, 2018

  • 'He wants to build a "Rockoon," a rocket that is carried into the atmosphere by a gas-filled balloon, then separated from the balloon and lit.'

    - spotted in CBC news story of a rocketeer who thinks the world is flat.

    March 26, 2018

  • A form of censorship which refers to buying the exclusive rights to a news story, and then not publishing the story to protect a person the story is about.

    March 25, 2018

  • porg themed pumpkin pie

    March 24, 2018

  • Spotted in looking up this word: porgin pie ;

    spotted as a verbed noun;  Tonight I'm porgin'
    spotted as an alterna-swear "stop porgin around"

    March 24, 2018

  • Twitter emoji

    March 24, 2018

  • Twitter emoji

    March 24, 2018

  • "scream belting"

    March 23, 2018

  • "This beat is... This beat is... This beat is... "

    - 1990

    March 23, 2018

  • A 19th century way of writing which resembles lolspeak.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=aKIKAAAAIAAJ&pg=PA89#v=onepage&q&f=false

    from doing a book search for moar and 19th century.

    March 22, 2018

  • That time of day

    March 21, 2018

  • short for coyotes . Yotes

    March 20, 2018

  • short for coyotes.

    spotted in a hashtag #Yotes for a Coyotes sports team.

    March 20, 2018

  • Spotted in a CBC news story about Steve

    "The phenomenon does now have a backronym of an official name: strong thermal emission velocity enhancement (Steve for short)."

    March 20, 2018

  • Refers to a the book Animal Farm.

    March 20, 2018

  • Ok Bruce. 

    March 18, 2018

  • Norway english.

    Worth a web search.

    March 17, 2018

  • Science Fiction (Marvel Universe) - material that affects gravity.

    March 17, 2018

  • Bro

    March 17, 2018

  • aka Cheshire cat moon

    March 17, 2018

  • When an airplane straightens out to land on a runway when flying slightly sideways in a crosswind.

    March 17, 2018

  • a sodium (na) potassium (k) alloy.

    liquid at room temperature

    NaK is probably the right spelling

    March 16, 2018

  • a "Gallium/Indium/Tin " alloy, which has a very low melting point

    March 16, 2018

  • Name of a poem which is written mostly in programming punctuation, but pronounced with the UNIX/ASCII names for the characters.

    Calvin College - https://calvin.edu/news/archive/waka-waka-bang-splat-

    so.. circa 1990 'ish

    March 12, 2018

  • National Association of City Transportation Officials

    March 11, 2018

  • Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways

    The style guide which is why streets are mostly the same across the US.

    March 11, 2018

  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

    - road designers

    March 11, 2018

  • questions

    cues

    or short for the question mark ?

    March 11, 2018

  • /*

    March 11, 2018

  • ñ or Ñ

    March 11, 2018

  • the ASCII characters \!*

    March 11, 2018

  • Unix pronounciation guide ( http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rmutt/doc/pronunciation-guide.html ) says it's the tilde ~


    or, it's the ñ or Ñ

    March 11, 2018

  • /*

    pairing of a slash and asterix .

    March 11, 2018

  • the pairing of an asterix and slash

    */

    March 11, 2018

  • If you google the progression of programmer's thorpes, you get a programming language named Unithorpe

    "Unithorpe

    Unithorpe is a small interpreted programming language and its virtual machine.

    The driving idea is to use a single unicode character to name each variable, function, namespace, builtin operator, etc. in the language. All data is either unicode characters or arrays of unicode characters or other arrays."


    Also search Trithorpe  and Oglethorpe (more computer languages by Henry Strickland)

    I wonder if half the variable names render as Emoji

    March 11, 2018

  • "The word has appeared in many forms, including octothorn, octalthorp, octothorp, and octatherp as well as octothorpe. "

    - World Wide Words - 1999 http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-oct1.htm

    March 11, 2018

  • allegedly *

    based on the silly progression of octothorpe, quadrathorpe, bithorpe, duothorpe, monothorpe

    (from quick google search)

    March 11, 2018

  • The Ascii Table people ask 'what's a monothorpe?'

    theoretically half a bithorpe
    some people say it's a dot .

    March 11, 2018

  • half an octothorpe

    = or +
    Spotted in 'the hackers dictionary'

    For 'the equals sign'

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=g80P_4v4QbIC&pg=PA46&dq=quadrathorpe

    March 11, 2018

  • If the Google book search is accurate, this goes back to 1925 science fiction.

    "We could just equip the space ship with something we might call Hyper-drive, and let it go at that."

    Term later found in 1950's Analog and Galaxy science fiction magazines.

    March 11, 2018

  • a quick demonstration going over the basic features of an item or a piece of software.

    March 10, 2018

  • short for "The f%ck"

    March 10, 2018

  • twitterese, txtspk "for real"

    March 10, 2018

  • textese, twitterspeak "swear to god"

    March 10, 2018

  • to tweet events in real time

    March 9, 2018

  • Free,

    According to my Aussie friend

    March 8, 2018

  • spa lining. 2 inches of reinforced concrete with a layer of Rhino liner.

    March 8, 2018

  • mnemonic for memorizing the Great Lakes

    March 6, 2018

  • A hybrid of crokinole and curling

    Spotted on the Mercer Report from Winnipeg at the Forks.

    March 4, 2018

  • shows up as a 'related word' under formal, but has no definition here.

    March 4, 2018

  • copypasta for emojis

    March 4, 2018

  • SHOUTY👏CLAP👏SPOTTED👏AT https://twitter.com/timhwang/status/969583233867403264

    March 4, 2018

  • Censorshipspeak of "Taiwan, Tibet, and Tiananmen"

    March 3, 2018

  • ...notes the examples listed

    Files it next to shooketh

    March 3, 2018

  • wideth

    March 3, 2018

  • Hit the breaks

    March 3, 2018

  • Crossed out. Or Covered with an X.

    March 2, 2018

  • Letter n now banned , if you believe the Guardian.

    February 28, 2018

  • Nasaspeak - Abort Once Around

    February 27, 2018

  • Space Shuttle - External Tank Separation

    February 27, 2018

  • Return To Launch Site

    February 27, 2018

  • 2018 Winter Olympics: Olympic Athletes from Russia

    February 27, 2018

  • the one and only

    busier than a one armed bricklayer in baghdad
    busier than a one armed paper hanger
    "busier than a one armed..." has several autocompletes.

    Google autocomplete has one-off . one-eyed-jacks

    one flew over the cuckoos nest

    February 27, 2018

  • It's likely Wiktionary tried to 'Neutral Point of View' their definition: some of their 2007 definitions mention it's derogatory.


    Dilbert made the unix beard a thing in 1995 http://dilbert.com/strip/1995-06-24 

    February 25, 2018

  • Conservative Political Action Conference

    from the examples to the right "pronounced C-Pack"

    February 25, 2018

  • 19th century book search shows this as a North American word.

    February 25, 2018

  • Australian white ibis

    - spotted in science news

    aka trash turkey

    February 24, 2018

  • see thuja

    February 24, 2018

  • alternaswears alterna-swears , bowdlerism ...  I have a  ████ list...

    February 24, 2018

  • spotted in a robotics video for teleoperation

    "now we should be able to telop the car"

    February 21, 2018

  • bilbycakes

    February 21, 2018

  • Emoji phrase for 'die laughing' - hyperbolically speaking.

    February 19, 2018

  • 4 rotations in an acrobatic sport.  1 turn more than a 1080

    February 18, 2018

  • snowboarding references at chicken salad

    February 18, 2018

  • added to the big list of words for ice and snow.

    February 17, 2018

  • From the examples listed here '...and the light drizzle at home turns to the sleet-snow hybrid known locally as “snoosh.” '


    February 17, 2018

  • NASA, Spacestation term for Latching End Effector

    "The first task for spacewalkers Mark Vande Hei and Norishige Kanai is to move a Latching End Effector (LEE), or hand, for the Canadian-built robotic arm, Canadarm2, from a payload attachment on the station’s Mobile Base System rail car to the Quest airlock. " - NASA Johnson YouTube video 'U.S. Spacewalk 48 Animation'

    February 17, 2018

  • the Opportunity Mars rover... still going .

    February 16, 2018

  • hate beets , tomatoes yummy

    February 15, 2018

  • Oh Wiktionary, you 'clean up' the definition by not putting maintenance tasks in to the definition.

    February 14, 2018

  • Spotted in the Guardian " Sarcelles has come to represent everything wrong with Paris’s banlieues to such an extent that there’s even a word – Sarcellitis – to describe the ennui created by modernist high-rises, concrete and social isolation."

    February 14, 2018

  • textspeak "happy birthday to you"

    February 14, 2018

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    February 13, 2018

  • is where a web browser is hijacked to run a crypto-mining program for someone else.

    February 12, 2018

  • Purple Screen Of Death - the 2018 equivalent to the BSOD

    February 11, 2018

  • Spotted as a name for a parade.

    February 11, 2018

  • "Theoretical calculations suggest these gaseous threads, known as the warm–hot intergalactic medium, or the Whim, ought to be around a million degrees celsius. " - Guardian article : Astronomers find half of the missing matter in the universe

    February 11, 2018

  • Korea
    Quick books search shows this going back to the 19th century and Percival Lowell.  

    February 10, 2018

  • also 2-peat and see three-peat

    February 9, 2018

  • spotted in the news regarding an Olympic Flag Carrier coin toss decision.

    quick search shows two-peat being more common form.

    February 9, 2018

  • pronounced 'vixel'. vertical cavity surface emitting laser

    February 6, 2018

  • tar rat art

    February 6, 2018

  • antres astern sterna

    (cheating by using the wordfinders word unscramble)

    ska ask kas

    February 5, 2018

  • Ronald ladron  lardon

    February 5, 2018

  • "no earlier than" date for a space launch.

    February 3, 2018

  • ... and anyone who studies the etymology of this word would be a Qarlinnguaist.  :)

    February 3, 2018

  • Name of a 'pants' shaped rock formation in northern Canada.

    'The Nunavut community of Arctic Bay calls it "Qarlinngua" — pronounced "kar-ling-wah," which means "like pants" in Inuktitut.' -CBC news

    February 3, 2018

  • NASAspeak for maintaining a position in orbit. Also station-keeping (wikipedia)

    Spotted this term in a BBC article about a new satellite being place in a Lagrange position to see the sun from a different angle.

    February 3, 2018

  • Snow roller formation recorded on video in progress. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/bales-of-snow-in-downtown-ottawa-a-rare-treat-climatologist-1.4517031 . from my previous post, it seems to be a February thing.

    February 3, 2018

  • Release the vounds!


    February 2, 2018

  • I cannot unsee the visuals from my FB feed

    February 2, 2018

  • spotted as "I swear to god"

    January 31, 2018

  • looking up s2g at ud gives 'swear to god'

    January 31, 2018

  • *bangs on keyboard loooking for earlier citation*

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=vTICAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA368&dq="myth-taken";;;;;  1875 it appears to have originally been a lisp joke.

    January 30, 2018

  • txtspk for 'I love you so much'

    January 29, 2018

  • got 2 go

    twitterese, text speak.

    January 29, 2018

  • Hyperbolic term spotted in The Register as a linux kernel developer.

    January 29, 2018

  • BBC Television Show "Not The Nine O'Clock News"

    January 29, 2018

  • In Japan, snow monsters are snow covered alpine trees which have interesting shapes due to the wind blowing snow.

    Spotted in the Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/01/photos-of-the-week-aerobatic-performers-snow-monsters-a-murmuration/551624/

    January 28, 2018

  • Luke Skywalker? I thought he was a myth!

    You were mythtaken.

    https://twitter.com/HamillHimself/status/957652314508029952?ref_src=twcamp%5Eshare%7Ctwsrc%5Em5%7Ctwgr%5Eemail%7Ctwcon%5E7046%7Ctwterm%5E2

    January 28, 2018

  • fanspeak : shipper happening

    January 28, 2018

  • Spotted Holy Shirtballs on twitter, then a quick search revealed variants of holy mother forking shirtballs.

    January 27, 2018

  • Low Carb High Fat - diet

    January 26, 2018

  • "We have ferryspotters? Yes, we do. Like British trainspotters, they chat happily on online forums, tracking the ships and burrowing into the minutiae of those big, complicated people-movers that most of us rely on without ever pausing to ponder how they actually work. "

    http://www.vancourier.com/opinion/ferry-s-whistle-back-to-tooting-a-major-chord-1.23155089

    January 26, 2018

  • looks like a person holding hands with a one legged person.

    January 25, 2018

  • from the tinder dating app, 'like'.

    January 24, 2018

  • from the Tinder app... not a match; nope.;

    January 24, 2018

  • I'm glad to see this listed at Wordnik.

    January 23, 2018

  • This is 2017/2018 memespeak for 'hello'.

    I don't use this term.

    January 21, 2018

  • Spotted emojiphrase Book Worm

    January 20, 2018

  • Another word to add to the swear jar.

    I like this one. It's a fun insult.

    January 17, 2018

  • I like all these words you're listing Gammerstang.

    January 17, 2018

  • Solresol

    January 16, 2018

  • La Langue Musicale Universelle , Universal Musical Language .. spotted in https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyC4lLTOyL8 .

    A language made of music"

    January 16, 2018

  • " And 'manholers' flock from far and wide to photograph the artworks"

    BBC article on fancy Japanes manhole covers. 'Japan's elaborate manhole covers' . 

    January 15, 2018

  • productize

    January 15, 2018

  • or 🥤🦆 or milkshake duck

    January 14, 2018

  • or 🥛🦆

    January 14, 2018

  • liquid methane, liquid oxygen, rocket fuel

    January 14, 2018

  • short txt version of 'before'.

    January 14, 2018

  • My favourite new Hawaii slang. Spotted in the news about a cashier who looks like Disney's Maui

    January 14, 2018

  • a version of meowtain

    (spotted on Twitter, of course)

    January 13, 2018

  • Saved

    January 13, 2018

  • Noticed all the examples are from the long s version of sav'd

    January 13, 2018

  • Spotted as liked or favourited as in Twitter facebook

    January 13, 2018

  • Spotted as retweeted

    also short for 'retired'

    January 13, 2018

  • " a retpoline is a return trampoline that uses an infinite loop that is never executed to ..."

    - stackoverflow.

    gotta love tech speak (the above doesn't make sense to me)

    This word showed up January 3rd'ish in reference to Spectre and Meltdown bugs.

    January 11, 2018

  • would make a nice business card title,

    or call yer mum and say 'I married a phlyarologist'

    January 10, 2018

  • Buckingham Palace

    January 9, 2018

  • Now works as an alternative "ok Google" voiceprint hack, thx to Italian grandma.

    January 7, 2018

  • CBC article on the origin of the term weather bomb. http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/technology/canadian-coined-term-weather-bomb-1.4474431

    January 5, 2018

  • The land region of the Bering Sea Land Bridge from the last ice age.

    Beringian

    January 4, 2018

  • Spotted in the Guardian

    'The newly-discovered group, named “ancient Beringians”, appears to have split off from the founding population of Native Americans about 20,000 years ago.'

    - Jan 3 article: Surprise as DNA reveals new group of Native Americans: the ancient Beringians

    January 4, 2018

  • the perfect word to describe the tangle of cables between my monitor, usb hubs, usb switcher, laptop, pi, old desktop, plethora of power supplies, network hubs, and HDMI switcher

    January 1, 2018

  • spotted in a guardian article about denim being a new thing.

    "Model Gigi Hadid ‘shrobing’ her denim jacket in New York. "

    Vogue has an article called "What Is Shrobing? And How Do You Do it?"

    It's basically draping what you're wearing off your shoulders, like your jacket is almost falling off your shoulders.

    January 1, 2018

  • A native language in the Prince George area of British Columbia.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/dakelh-nakazdli-language-app-camp-1.4459256

    "Growing up, she said, her father would occasionally speak to her in the Nak'azdli dialect of the Dakelh language historically spoken in central B.C., even though he wasn't fluent."

    January 1, 2018

  • suffix for universe. twitterverse, spiderverse,

    December 31, 2017

  • "Blackguardiana; or, a dictionary of rogues"  https://books.google.ca/books?id=zZtkAAAAcAAJ    18th century.

    "Ankle, A girl who is got with child, is said to have sprained her ankle"

    December 31, 2017

  • semi-finals .

    December 30, 2017

  • uh oh spaghettios!

    December 26, 2017

  • A pickup truck with the 2 pairs of tires on the back.

    December 25, 2017

  • A rocket chassis where a center rocket engine is surrounded by 8 outer engines.

    The chassis holds all the engines together at the bottom of the rocket.

    December 24, 2017

  • You will see differing definitions above (trout species versus salmon species) because scientists didn't really understand this fish over the last 200 years. It's like a trout that lives like a salmon.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/salmon-or-trout-what-the-heck-is-a-steelhead-anyway-1.4461827

    Either way, this is an endangered fish in some rivers.

    December 23, 2017

  • Xkcd 1932

    December 23, 2017

  • Spotted this in the news "Star Wars characters get Indigenized by Comox First Nation artist" - CBC article.

    From the examples, this term has been around for at least 20 years.

    Quick books search has this going back to 1800s https://books.google.ca/books?id=TLw-AAAAcAAJ&pg=PA256&dq=indigenized

    December 23, 2017

  • in emoji 🥤🦆 

    (actually used on twitter)
    In a hundred years from now, a future linguist  will wonder what the heck this means... but only after a future movie depicts the 2010's wrong.

    December 22, 2017

  • emoji for milkshake duck

    December 22, 2017

  • Objection overruled!

    December 22, 2017

  • clearly this word was coined by marketing types to make people feel inadequate about their laundry and consume more detergent.

    December 21, 2017

  • You might like bilby's list of contractions. https://www.wordnik.com/lists/at-least-two-apostrophes-or-your-money-back

    December 19, 2017

  • Need to add this to the y'all list https://www.wordnik.com/lists/yall

    December 18, 2017

  • quick books search, this term is over 100 years old.

    December 18, 2017

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    August 13, 2017