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  • a 1918 pandemic term for someone who didn't want to wear a mask during the 1918 Spanish Flu

    August 5, 2020

  • a videoconferencing tutor.

    another word to ban for 2021

    August 4, 2020

  • spotted in my twitter news feed as a frontline worker

    "Mayor Vico Sotto is urging people to be more considerate of medical frontliners who are trying their best to cope with the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the city. "

    August 3, 2020

  • dinitrogen tetroxide

    a hypergolic fuel used on the Dragon Space capsule.

    August 2, 2020

  • typo of tenement

    August 2, 2020

  • It's already on my list of words to Ban for 2021. I wonder if Northwestern is reading this.

    July 28, 2020

  • Spotted in my twitter newsfeed as Universal Basic Income

    July 26, 2020

  • Not sure why this word isn't listed.

    July 26, 2020

  • Spotted in work chat for 'yesterday'.

    seems to have same meaning on twitter.

    July 25, 2020

  • the chord spelling was more common in the 19th century. Google Book's ngram viewer is good for checking general word trends, 

    July 23, 2020

  • was watching an old Max Headroom music video and noticed it's spelled paranoimia instead of paranoia

    a word from 1986

    July 22, 2020

  • First it wasy mayochup, now it's kranch.

    (ketchup / ranch )

    July 19, 2020

  • spotted this newly verbed noun in my twitter feed.

    Google books has a 1905 citation in John Henry's Get Next.

    July 18, 2020

  • July 2020, now is also the name of a discovered comet 2020.

    July 17, 2020

  • this outbreak phrase is a bit of a mouthful. I wonder if there's a shortening of this.

    July 14, 2020

  • Spotted in British Columbia virus tracking.

    "... ‘Epi-linked’ means that public health investigations have shown that cases meet the case definition for COVID-19 but may not have been tested for a number of reasons. In future reports, new tested and epi-linked cases will be included as one number." - BC Government News.

    July 8, 2020

  • In casual computing and gaming - refers to "PC Master Race"

    A bit of humour at the Mac versus PC versus Game Consoles.

    There are groups and forums that use that term.

    People usually use it when bragging about their expensive computer.

    July 7, 2020

  • Mexican President

    Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

    spotted this in USMCA/Nafta news.

    July 7, 2020

  • An area in Vancouver's Gastown neighbourhood where car traffic has been reduced and restaurant seating has been moved outdoors for fresher air due to the pandemic.

    July 7, 2020

  • @bilby , Scarequotes link had the modern usage. The ADL has more background.

    you'll also see shortening of the term like boog bois

    July 5, 2020

  • Actual collective groups of bilbies based on internet searches..

    Ie. Hatfull

    July 2, 2020

  • @bilby I made a list...

    That list was from a couple of years ago, and based on doing a search of  'of bilbies' and seeing what the group word was.

    July 2, 2020

  • Spotted this in political twitter. Due to the TV show Schitt's Creek, it has a sarcastic meaning.

    Urban Dictionary has it as '... but you don't actually care'.

    Maybe this is a TV show kind of phrase, or an East coast phrase, I haven't seen it on the west coat myself.

    July 2, 2020

  • Spotted in science news as Borexino - a solar neutrino experiment

    June 28, 2020

  • "Splinter, a large animatronic rat whose gentleness and wisdom put the viewer in mind (no doubt intentionally) of George Lucas' Yoda." Variety's film review , 1991

    June 28, 2020

  • Maybe it's what people call using the Bumble app, no, nobody calls it that.

    June 27, 2020

  • words like zhe didn't get picked up by people outside of the community who use that word, while a word like 'they' already has a known meaning.

    June 22, 2020

  • A quick google search shows that this refers to several plants.

    Wikipedia has a few matches. Looks like an Indian word at first glance without reading any of the linked pages from search.

    June 22, 2020

  • New name for CHAZ , Capitol Hill Occupied Protest.

    June 21, 2020

  • My theory is that it came from 1940s movies from Australia given the definition about boxing

    Maybe it's from a decade earlier.  1930's movie and comic strips.  

    June 21, 2020

  • spotted on the Colbert show, June 18th, regarding aerosols produced by toilet flushes.

    This 1977 Scientific Paper may be a typo though -

    June 19, 2020

  • sounds like a Black Eyed Peas song

    June 18, 2020

  • It refers to a corrupt system.

    June 17, 2020

  • I heard this term when I was a kid. This term still applies today.

    Google books has this term back to 1974.  From Jamaican.

    June 16, 2020

  • Sounds like a legal term regarding multinational companies.

    Columbia Law Times, page 49 circa 1891

    "Accordingly, a factor in New York, acting for a person in Liverpool, England, and dealing with a New York merchant, would be a foreign factor. The point then arises whether this foreign factor has the same power by implication to pledge the ..."

    June 16, 2020

  • I think this is the year for yeet to be a scrabble word.

    Also Scrabble dictionary, why not antidisestablishmentarianism

    (I have an old 2015 'to be a scrabble word' list based on twitter comments.)

    June 13, 2020

  • Kaiju are the Godzilla sized monsters in the movie Pacific Rim, set in 2020.


    The examples at wordnik have the term coming from Japanese for 'mysterious beast' or 'monster'. 

    June 11, 2020

  • In looking up 'movies set in 2020' on Wikipedia, one of the movies set this year included a Cownado as a side storm to Sharknados

    It's 2020, Dude, Where's my giant robot?

    June 10, 2020

  • Spotted this again on twitter and didn't know what it meant.

    In looking at examples on Twitter, the examples of this in a phrase are so odd.

    June 5, 2020

  • Spotted on twitter , very difficult

    Hard af

    June 4, 2020

  • Spotted in a Tom Scott video , the time it takes to realize you just made a mistake.

    June 4, 2020

  • In NASAspeak, Shannon refers to Shannon Ireland

    On Wordnik, Shannon gives a 404 error.

    May 30, 2020

  • Term comes from the 2017 Superbowl where a team had a 28-3 lead and yet lost.

    either refers to the possibility of turning a bad situation around, or losing after having an incredible lead

    May 30, 2020

  • Saw this term in a 2017 mountain biking video, Ferda is slang 'for the'

    A quick online search shows it being a hockey term 'Ferda boys' Apparently it's also on Letterkenney, but I don't watch that show.

    May 24, 2020

  • Found a new insult term on Twitter. It's an insult at someone's intelligence as a smart brain is supposed to have lots of folds and wrinkles.

    May 23, 2020

  • spotted this on twitter, nearly died laughing.

    May 20, 2020

  • Spotted in my social network and on YouTube - a mythical cure for The Rona as if the cure was as easy as taking a cough syrup.

    May 17, 2020

  • I'd have to say that WuFlu is even more unloved than COVID-19 due to its racist tones. (listed Jan 24)

    May 14, 2020

  • spotted in the wild social media feeds.

    'what are you all'

    May 13, 2020

  • Spotted in Twitter as a haircut. The hair on the bottom is cut short, top remains longer.

    May 13, 2020

  • Spotted on the Colbert Report that in French, COVID-19 is feminine.

    While coronavirus is masculine. (Collins Dictionary)

    I suspect that one rule of linguistics is that languages are not required to logical.

    May 13, 2020

  • It's also in the Stompin Tom Connors song Sudbury Saturday Night

    "Da girls are out to Bingo and the boys are gettin' stinko,

    And we think no more of Inco on a Sudbury Saturday night."

    May 11, 2020

  • Spotted a new technical weather term in my social media feeds.  Spotted on a diagram next to ridge, polar jet, subtropical jet

    May 11, 2020

  • @blafferty , you will find that that lists are personal preference. In my case, I may have a few Corono words, but I prefer to keep a 2020 list instead.

    My 2020 list is here

    May 7, 2020

  • @cooldude69 it's possible to make a list non-editable. It's pretty rare that people have to clean up a list.

    May 6, 2020

  • argle bargle

    May 1, 2020

  • Blend of Zoom and Dumping, getting dumped on zoom.

    spotted on my FB feed.

    April 14, 2020

  • is when jerks join an organization's Zoom meeting to prank or insult people

    March 31, 2020

  • Spotted as a shortening of the coronavirus

    'the rona'.

    March 23, 2020

  • Chocolate. I ordered some groceries for delivery from my local drugstore to avoid crowds, but the order was split up, so one guy delivered a bag of usual things, and another guy showed up half an hour later to drop of a 6 inch cubed cardboard box with a packing slip, with 1 Kit-Kat bar.

    Chocolate and sugary treats are also in my 72 hour earthquake prep bag.

    March 18, 2020

  • Spotted multiple times in my FB feed. A martini drunk in quarantine self-isolation.

    March 14, 2020

  • Maybe pour out a quarantini?

    March 14, 2020

  • Spotted this word in today's events by Chuck D

    March 2, 2020

  • uniname of Rey and Kylo Ren.

    February 27, 2020

  • snow/rain

    February 21, 2020

  • I saw 'ground blizzard' in the news this weekend as there was a bunch of snow and wind in the Eastern US.

    Maybe it's because I followed some weather experts on twitter.

    also adding 'snow devil' to my big list.

    February 18, 2020

  • thingumbob?

    February 16, 2020

  • "For Your Eyes Only"

    February 15, 2020

  • New official name for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

    Spotted in the WHO twitter feed.

    "We now have a name for the #2019nCoV disease:


    I’ll spell it: C-O-V-I-D hyphen one nine – COVID-19""

    February 12, 2020

  • spotted as a really big roost of birds

    a quick Google books search shows 1 example of this going back to 1995

    February 7, 2020

  • yes it is!

    February 7, 2020

  • Spotted on Monterey Bay Aquarium twitter

    "helmet-like shells"

    February 1, 2020

  • clicking the word above sounds a bit like ch-ch-ch-chia

    Google translate has a shch ech een

    January 29, 2020

  • I added this as I spotted people using McDo to refer to McDonalds

    January 29, 2020

  • You know what they call McDonalds in France?

    January 26, 2020

  • achtung arachnids?

    January 25, 2020

  • spotted as a slang term for the 2020 Novel Coronavirus.

    World Health guidelines say to not name a virus after a person, a location, or a region.  I think a name like CV19 would be simple to say, simple to write, and give information that it's a 2019 Corona virus.

    January 24, 2020

  • National Weather Service abbreviation for Snow Showers.

    - National Weather Service Glossary

    January 23, 2020

  • Spotted on a NOAA / National Weather Service tweet. This is weather term listed in the NOAA glossary.

    January 23, 2020

  • spotted this term in the last 2 years. most recent sighting was on a Ninja gaming video.

    January 21, 2020

  • Spotted a new term in these recnt Canadian storms.

    Apparently Maritimers stock up on potato chips when a storm comes through town.

    Also stormbeer stormchips

    January 18, 2020

  • Have you signed up at

    January 18, 2020

  • It appears that Wiktionary and Wordnet have the same 'problem' definition that Webster has.

    January 17, 2020

  • ⎝('¬')⎠

    January 17, 2020

  • MBARI has a new meme word for shrimp ... shremp ....

    January 16, 2020

  • spotted in 2020 electionspeak

    January 16, 2020

  • Spotted on Dr. Who. Jan 12 2020

    January 12, 2020

  • A mystery word on a mystery telephone box in Manchester

    January 12, 2020

  • Spotted in this week's news, Meghan and Harry leaving the Royal family.

    January 11, 2020

  • My new favourite word today thanks to Mbari

    January 7, 2020

  • When you open your front door, and discover a snowdrift has built up on your door which left an imprint in that drift.

    January 7, 2020

  • Spotted in Wikipedia article about Ma Murray

    'Her editorials were famously signed off with the catchphrase "And that's fer damshur!".'

    January 5, 2020

  • spotted in the news, that there is so much smoke in Australia's fires, that New Zealand's snow is covered in a light brown dust.

    January 4, 2020

  • Good find ry!

    January 4, 2020

  • Hi Ry,

    I think the block text in the list name is causing an issue, so the best solution is to delete this list, and I can create a new one.

    I'm not able to delete this list, so, I'll just stop adding words to this one.

    January 2, 2020

  • citation for the book crowd

    "Get Hyderized" originated at the Glacier Inn in 1956"

    December 31, 2019

  • see HNY

    December 31, 2019

  • spotted as Happy New Year

    December 31, 2019

  • spotted on twitter meaning 'f*** with you'

    See also fw and fwm

    December 21, 2019

  • spotted 'fwm' on twitter, in most cases it means 'f*** with me'

    see also fw and fwu

    December 21, 2019

  • a motorized surfboard with an aquatic foil so that it lifts out of the water.

    December 17, 2019

  • Urechis caupo

    aka innkeeper worms

    December 14, 2019

  • December, January, February.

    as opposed to Astronomical Winter

    December 2, 2019

  • spotted as a family party / family event / family group

    November 30, 2019

  • spotted as textspeak for 'goddamn it'

    November 28, 2019

  • Spotted as a reference to Twitter by people who don't want Twitter to know they're talking about them.

    November 27, 2019

  • also spotted as MacClunkey

    Attributed to Greedo in Star Wars. A new word added in an edited version of Star Wars.

    This would be an interesting name for a car.

    November 26, 2019

  • Wonder if foomo is best used alongside oomf (one of my followers/friends)

    November 18, 2019

  • My nomination for word of the decade is .... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    November 14, 2019

  • Also catticorn

    November 14, 2019

  • A rare creature, mostly cat, part unicorn. Can be found on the internets.

    November 14, 2019

  • Spotted this term on Twitter.

    "q.g. - quod googla = "which you can Google," from the first declension latin verb googlare, "to Google."

    whole thread is worth reading. 
    q.g. quod googla quod googlandum Q.E.G. googlare QEG Quod Errat Wikipaedium quod est googlandum

    November 9, 2019

  • Stealing words from your ice list for my ice list....

    November 8, 2019

  • Canada used to have Famous Players, Odeon,

    The Stanley theatre is an old vintage theater in Vancouver.

    November 4, 2019

  • a lot of US small towns had a Strand theatre

    November 1, 2019

  • Spotted as spider on twitter.

    Not sure if it's meme-speak or a dialect from Asia Pacific

    October 31, 2019


    October 26, 2019

  • The really exclusive secret society is the Secret Society of Bilbies.

    October 12, 2019

  • Gaming term - short for Bunny Hop - computer games physics gives a player a longer jump if they land from another large jump.

    September 17, 2019

  • Spotted as Flameless Ration Heater - a bag with water activated heating pack used for heating up a MRE Meal Ready to Eat package.

    September 16, 2019

  • spotted as a shortening of Bullet Journaling

    keeping a journal

    September 16, 2019

  • txt speak for 'haters'

    September 10, 2019

  • I wonder where Donald Duck speech and Gollum Speak line up on the IPA charts.

    The O and I in 'hobbitses' really squeeze air around the tonsil area.

    September 4, 2019

  • Spotted in a BBC article 'Reviving Colombia's 'language of resistance'' "Palenquero is one of the 68 languages found in Colombia and is a mix of Spanish and African Bantu languages. But with just a few thousand speakers, it has not been easy to keep the language alive."

    September 4, 2019

  • Marvel Cinematic Universe

    August 31, 2019

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium mentioned they'd like this to be the collective noun for a group of mola fish.

    "ok hear me out ok so assuming a group of mola is a guac of mola and then you come across a mol of Mola mola is that avocado’s number

    |\____ ⠀ ⠀____/|

    ( •o• ⠀ •-• ⠀ )

    |/ ̄ ̄⠀ ⠀ ̄ ̄\|"

    "the tweet above and this tweet here include ASCII common sunfish aka Mola mola discussing the logical conclusion of “a guac of mola” becoming a collective noun for sunfishes, a movement we hope gains traction

    |\____ ⠀ ⠀____/|

    ( •-• ⠀ •o• ⠀ )

    |/ ̄ ̄⠀ ⠀ ̄ ̄\|"

    August 30, 2019

  • Reminds me of Latka Gravis from the 70s tv show Taxi.

    August 28, 2019

  • txtspeak for 'thank you so much'

    August 27, 2019

  • Of my shortlist of 2019 words, I think I like boujie the best, but I don't think it will be around in 5 years.

    August 26, 2019

  • spotted this one in recent news.

    August 26, 2019

  • spotted in trending things on twitter.

    "deep-fried BBQ chicken pizzadilla"

    Suddenly Haggis doesn't sound so scary.

    August 26, 2019

  • It appears that the phrase following phrase has a good reverse lookup to find  words which have this definition glitch.

    August 26, 2019

  • Spotted this term twice in the last week. Saw it spelled once as boujie.

    August 19, 2019

  • Spotted a Cthulu emoticon today


    August 9, 2019

  • related to BODMAS and BEDMAS

    July 31, 2019

  • "Addressable Red Green Blue" LED lighting.

    Computer lighting which is software configured on a device by device basis.

    July 25, 2019

  • This word, has not, been adopted... yet

    July 4, 2019

  • There's words like joy-ride , happy dance , smug shrug ,...

    June 27, 2019

  • have been seeing this term in online gaming videos for an 'easy win'.
    easy claps ; ez clap

    June 20, 2019

  • Spotted this in a Bon Appetit YouTube video about donuts @2:30 June 17 2019

    Sour cream donut made using yogurt instead of sour cream.

    June 18, 2019

  • "if you don't you don't"

    June 9, 2019

  • 'if you know you know'

    June 9, 2019

  • spotted on twitter as baby cows

    June 8, 2019

  • Same here,   The Rhino has nice nails on that page.

    June 4, 2019

  • 2019 - Refers to W for a Win.

    I initially spotted this in Fortnite in this usage. But I suspect it's had sports usage for a win.

    June 3, 2019

  • spotted on twitter. It's 'bruh spelled backwards.

    sometimes you will see it spelled hurB

    June 2, 2019

  • Spotted in the news.  Reminds me of freedom fries

    May 30, 2019

  • Gotta love the current tweets for this word though.

    May 29, 2019

  • Australian for freeze pop

    May 28, 2019

  • heard this spoken in a Science Friday interview about climate change. To me, this word doesn't sound right.

    May 8, 2019

  • Spotted in a Slate article as a Veggie and Egg Omelet Meal Ready To Eat

    May 7, 2019

  • Spotted as "I love u" in textspeak on Twitter

    May 2, 2019

  • Spotted in a Canada Space Agency tweet.

    April 30, 2019

  • Spotted in The Register , Tweet Ranting

    April 25, 2019

  • spotted as 'Right Wing Nut Job"

    April 21, 2019

  • also see First!

    April 16, 2019

  • Spotted in my twitter feed as the Snow Fountain cherry tree.

    April 13, 2019

  • Spotted in a friends tweet. A comment on long lines at conventions

    April 12, 2019

  • Apr 10, 2019 New ancient human species discoverd. Homo luzonensis

    likely named after Luzon island

    April 11, 2019

  • Saw a friend use this term. Stands for George RR Martin

    March 31, 2019

  • muffin snakes on this muffin plane

    March 30, 2019

  • Spotted in a Guardian news article about synthetic alcohol.

    March 29, 2019

  • Spotted a new swear in txt speak

    March 27, 2019

  • Spotted this on Twitter, and I agree with the twitter faves list, I like this word.

    March 27, 2019

  • spotted as a cricket flour biscuit

    March 23, 2019

  • The event of 50,000 tourists visiting a small valley in California to see a flower superbloom.  Spotted on Science Friday

    March 23, 2019

  • From Wikipedia "don't let the bastards get you down"

    March 21, 2019

  • I assumed this was a toilet paper adjective

    March 21, 2019

  • Green Screen Of Death. Similar to BSOD but is a bugcheck screen.

    March 20, 2019

  • Spotted this term in March 15 Delta IV launch in the 'go for launch' checklist pre-launch..

    March 16, 2019

  • spotted in tech as Neural Processing Unit

    March 15, 2019

  • Paws awesome

    March 14, 2019

  • A poem designed with words representing the digits of pi.

    March 10, 2019

  • 𝜋𝜋𝜋𝜋𝜋𝜋𝜋𝜋

    March 10, 2019

  • Blend of Han Solo / Luke Skywalker

    March 10, 2019

  • March April May

    March 1, 2019

  • This looks to me like laughing and crying.

    February 27, 2019

  • Can be spotted in Newfoundland English for sea ice piled up on the shore.

    February 25, 2019

  • Searching twitter for 'cbf means' confirms your definition.

    I wonder if it's Australian in origin

    February 25, 2019

  • not sure if cbf is "can't be found" or "can be found"

    spotted in tweets.

    February 24, 2019

  • Spotted in the BBC

    "Neolithic skull found by Thames 'mudlarkers'"

    see mudlark

    February 21, 2019

  • Spotted in CBC news - snow art made from snowbanks and spray paint.

    February 20, 2019

  • I've seen this spelled divit

    February 19, 2019

  • Spotted in the news "Josh Gad is very worried about spoilering Frozen 2"

    February 15, 2019

  • Spotted in a tweet by a local Vancouver meteorologist. People's tweets are helping them update their weather reporting.

    February 15, 2019

  • Spotted this in a Twitter post.. a Maritimes word for a tree. In this case it was a twisted windswept tree near a coastal cliff.

    February 14, 2019

  • Spotted in Vancouver news for on set romance. (Hollywood North Buzz)

    February 12, 2019

  • Spotted in an Astronaut Massimo tweet.

    "NanoPutians are a series of organic molecules whose structural formulae resemble human forms. James Tour et al. (Rice University) designed and synthesized these compounds in 2003 as a part of a sequence on chemical education for young students ..."

    February 10, 2019

  • This is the 'pinching hand' emoji.

    In Canada, my generation has the 'squishing your head like a grape' gesture from a 'Kids in the hall' comedy sketch..

    Colbert referred to this as the 'tiny penis' emoji.

    February 8, 2019

  • The new 'pinching hand' emoji and violin =  "the tiniest violin"


    (spotted in looking up usage of the 'pinching hand' emoji.

    February 8, 2019

  • Spotted in a friends update.

    Short for Salvation Army thrift store

    Looking this up has salarm Sal Arm and sal arm in a search.

    February 7, 2019

  • Spotted in a @nasa tweet.

    "A team including @NASAJPL researchers finds the Sept. 2018 major earthquake near Indonesia was a 'supershear' – a rare, extra-powerful event. "

    February 6, 2019

  • Brandon Bob is a mythical Groundhog who doesn't actually exist in Brandon Manitoba.

    Spotted in a MacLeans article "Sorry, folks. Manitoba’s famed groundhog, Brandon Bob, doesn’t exist."

    Here's a 1993 example for Brandon Bob"brandon+bob

    February 2, 2019

  • Spotted in Vancouver news as Nisga'a New Year

    February 2, 2019

  • Spotted in today's weather news. It's cold in Chicago.

    January 31, 2019

  • How Goofy says Gosh

    January 29, 2019

  • a sea-container

    A shipping container.

    Spotted in a Delta Police news posting "Police ask for assistance to find owner of missing household goods"

    Examples to the right show this term going back to 2006, 2008

    January 29, 2019

  • Spotted in a Guardian article 'Hangxiety’: why alcohol gives you a hangover and anxiety

    January 28, 2019

  • gaming term - Player versus environment

    ie, a computer game where you have to fight non-player enemies, such as zombies, robots, etc.

    January 25, 2019

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