alexz has looked up 12156 words, created 97 lists, listed 8897 words, written 1742 comments, added 3 tags, and loved 96 words.

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  • what people say when they are too slow to second a motion under robert's rules of order.  thirded is the slow man's seconded, and doesn't actually count.

    If you use fourthed, then you're just too slow.   If you hear fifthed, then it's time to bang the gavel and demand order.

    March 2, 2015

  • The fashion version of "Ooo swish!" - spotted in a 1930 film reel.
    http://youtu.be/U9eAiy0IGBI?t=1m1s
    staunch etymologists may want to double check the date of the audio on that film.

    March 2, 2015

  • Let’s define a “nice day” in the winter, in Vancouver, as any day with no rain and a high over 10 degrees. - GlobalTV weather.

    - http://globalnews.ca/news/1857393/was-this-vancouvers-nicest-february-on-record/?hootPostID=901fd6fbe070d4bfa5b978d8cd2b9415

    (temperature in Celcius)

    The definition of 'nice day' is a variable concept that changes depending on date, time, location, etc.

    March 2, 2015

  • added 8 icy words from the word hoard : shuckle, tankle, cancervell, daggler, clinkerbell, aquabob, wurr. (already had ickle on my list)
    http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/feb/27/robert-macfarlane-word-hoard-rewilding-landscape?CMP=share_btn_tw

    March 1, 2015

  • spotted at the 'word hoard' "...a Devon term for the thin film of ice that lacquers all leaves, twigs and grass blades when a freeze follows a partial thaw."


    http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/feb/27/robert-macfarlane-word-hoard-rewilding-landscape?CMP=share_btn_tw

    March 1, 2015

  • A poetry word? Time to summon qms

    March 1, 2015

  • "no lootering and idling here" sign spotted in a BBC video about Botswana.
    Interesting trying to look this up.  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-31607284 at 2:05 

    might be a typo., or a localism

    March 1, 2015

  • acronym for Live Long And Prosper , spotted in Leonard Nimoy's last tweet.

    February 28, 2015

  • apparently, backstalking is a thing. I don't know what that thing is.

    February 28, 2015

  • St. Louis arch?</i>

    February 27, 2015

  • the Phillipine 'repatriate' box. A Post Office standard sized box for mailing gifts back to family in the Phillipines.

    February 27, 2015


  • spotted in nymag
    "This meant daily exposure to the kind of horrific injuries for which doctors and nurses must be trained in the emotional distancing known as aequanimitas." http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/02/american-military-deserters-canada.html

    February 26, 2015

  • googlefight has this marginally beating bruuuh 15000:14100 but nowhere near bruh at 1.3 million results.


    February 25, 2015

  • "Lord, as exclamation" - spotted on New York Times language quiz - Feb 2015.

    February 25, 2015

  • a version of 'coolin' according to New York Times language quiz.

    February 25, 2015

  • Xanax pills, according to 2015 New York Times Language Quiz.

    February 25, 2015

  • a 'ribbon' on Twitter - a logo displayed on a twitter user's profile which shows they support a certain cause or charity.

    February 25, 2015

  • A frozen winter greenway for skating, skiing and sledding.

    February 24, 2015

  • I propose that Australia make this their official word for a light dusting of snow.

    February 24, 2015

  • made famous in Good Will Hunting.

    "The L Street Tavern, in Boston’s infamous Southie neighbourhood, is exactly the kind of place where you can find guys shelling peanuts and drinking pints over Boston-accented banter." -BBC news. The Boston Immortalized in Good Will Hunting.

    February 24, 2015

  • someone who says haitch instead of aitch for the letter H.

    February 23, 2015

  • some people say haitch and dubya

    February 23, 2015

  • spotted this today.
    from the tweets, it's a forehead that's so big it's now a five head.
    from the example I spotted online, it appears to be an enlarged forehead due to hair loss, or pulling your hair back in a hairstyle.


    ""People called me Olive Oyl, Lightbulb Head, and Fivehead, because my forehead was so big," Banks recalled." - 1996 Contempoary Black Biography

    February 22, 2015

  • >What does it mean to take the _mick_ out of someone?

    I think it's to knock the chip off their shoulder: Verbally 

    edit - urban dictionary has a few examples  

    February 22, 2015

  • I thought I previously listed fnaar fnaar, but cant find it.   - edit, It was phnaar  , also spelled phnarr 


    Score card from googlefight
    fnar 26400 (also means 'for no apparent reason)
    fnarr 3350 
    fnaar 1230
    phnaar 752
    phnarr 146


    February 22, 2015

  • LDC - Liberal Democrat Conservative

    A blend of all 3 major political parties in Canada.

    February 21, 2015

  • I assumed this was a wiki for wordnik.

    February 21, 2015

  • Acronym for Prime Minister Stephen Harper - spotted on Twitter.

    February 20, 2015

  • AUW - how heavy your aircraft or RC drone is.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_gross_weight

    February 20, 2015

  • I spotted this in a story about Canada's terrorist knitters. https://twitter.com/rabbleca/status/568500346420633600/photo/1

    February 20, 2015

  • A fast, silent, and deadly knitter.


    A knitting ninja.

    The k may be silent an deadly as well.

    February 19, 2015

  • A piece of software that scolds users of social media (Reddit, Twitter) for using "bad grammar".

    Because if there's one place that language 'needs to follow rules' and be all formal, it's on the /r/funny subreddit.   /sarcasm

    February 17, 2015

  • And XKCD was like, deal with it. http://xkcd.com/1483/

    February 17, 2015

  • combination word of PoCo (Port Coquitlam) and Compton (California)

    I think PoCo is actually a nice working class neighbourhood.


    And having been to LA in the 90's, Compton isn't a 'bad' neighbourhood either.  Some people base their assumptions on television watching instead of reality.

    February 17, 2015

  • growing up, the Rumpus room was an unfinished basement where people would play. Generally, the old couch, old beer fridge, old tv and game controllers would go there while the upstairs living room had the nice stuff.

    February 17, 2015

  • acronym for 'what are you doing"


    Before twitter and texting, we had to phone people up and ask them on the phone...

    February 15, 2015

  • The usage is more of 'male chauvenist' or 'anti feminist' instead of 'male version of feminist'.

    An example of usage creating the definition, or changing the definition.

    In 2003, this term meant a 'male feminist' (Google books)

    February 15, 2015

  • I'm starting to see this on Twitter - twice in the same day.

    February 15, 2015

  • spotted on the US version of Elementary - episode where Zebras used to de-extinct an extinct South African animal.

    February 14, 2015

  • Half way through an explosion.
    "Kablam! An eruptive prominence explodes off the Sun's surface on Aug. 31, 2012. SDO caught it midkablam." - Slate article on SDO capturing an eruptive prominence.

    February 14, 2015

  • Hi vendingmachine, I didn't invent the corgi snow depth measurement.

    I think it goes back to 2011. Twitter has two feb 9 2013 tweets of "two corgis deep", with pictures.  

    February 13, 2015

  • Uni-name for the Sheldon/Amy couple on the TV show Big Bang Theory

    February 13, 2015

  • The combination of Reese / Finch on the TV show Person of Interest.

    February 13, 2015

  • I"ll assume that 'your bilbyship' is how you properly address a bilby

    February 13, 2015

  • "that feeling when"
    spotted on reddit, twitter.

    February 13, 2015

  • When Nova Scotia is covered in snow.  spotted at http://thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/1267769-lethbridge-fifty-shades-of-snova-scotia-snow


    February 12, 2015

  • spotted on the Daily Show, Feb 11, 2015

    "Where was the Bible written again? For what I remember, ancient Galilee is not one of the 50 states. Which makes it a foreign law. You have f*cked yourself with your own statute. Or as I hope it would be known, Brownbacking"

    February 12, 2015

  • Yep. I had a glitches definition list. https://wordnik.com/lists/glitched-definitions

    February 11, 2015

  • on Twitter TL means "timeline"


    Twitter messages are too short for the 'Too Long' meaning seen elsewhere on the net.

    February 11, 2015

  • <i>"Stop the Dubai-zation of Vancouver"</i>

    spotted in a news article which refers to the influx of 'signature' buildings.

    February 10, 2015

  • For  Chiropractic, see chiropractic

    February 9, 2015

  • Australian eggs and toast?

    February 8, 2015

  • Terrace and Kitimat BC has had a Shelby amount of snow on Feb 6 - Feb 7, 2015 https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/weathersummaries_e.html#BC


    Storm total snowfall from 4 P.M. Thursday to 4 A.M. Saturday.

    Location snow (cm)

    Terrace Airport 159
    Onion lake highway station 157
    Kitimat 168

    February 8, 2015

  • The sound of the Himilayan Cuckoo
    "108 Cuculus himalayanus Vig 200 Common from 5000 to 9000 feet their peculiar call of Goog goog goog constantly heard in forests " -The Ibis https://books.google.ca/books?id=FYo-AAAAcAAJ

    The sound of liquor escaping a bottle.

    ""Goog goog goog" the fragrant liquor jerked itself from its prison house and mingled with the surrounding water..." - Scotts Monthey Magazine https://books.google.ca/books?id=w3dHAAAAYAAJ

    February 8, 2015

  • A futuristic or space-age style of architecture from the 40's to 60's.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Googie_architecture

    February 7, 2015

  • I'm not sure, but the internet has a lot of nice pictures that go along with 'two corgis deep'

    February 6, 2015

  • I think it's from the Southern United States - Sheldon on Big Bang theory uses the term for his grandmother. 


    It may have come from  même and the French Canadian / Cajun  influence in the south.  Google translate lists même as an option for grandmother translating English to French.

    http://goo.gl/jA8a3n  - Google Translate

    .. but that would be speculating.

    February 6, 2015

  • Stumbled across the written version of phonograph - pictures used to display sound - in the American Phonographic Dictionary. https://books.google.ca/books?id=4WQOAAAAYAAJ

    February 6, 2015

  • “the snow is now two corgis deep.” - spotted on Twitter.

    February 5, 2015

  • Donald Sutherland is from that town, and he played a character named Snow in the Hunger Games movies.

    "For some perspective on how much snow that is: Here's how Saint John's recent snowfall compares with one of the city's most famous sons, actor Donald Sutherland. Recently renowned for playing President Coriolanus Snow in the Hunger Games film franchise, Mr. Sutherland is 6-foot-4, yet his hometown's piles of snow would nearly bury him."

    February 5, 2015

  • "A Donald Sutherland amount of snow"


    193 centimeters of snow.

    Someone is trying hard to make this an acccepted unit of measurement.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/more-snow-coming-to-storm-battered-saint-john-tonight/article22779334/?click=sf_globe

    February 5, 2015

  • I like this word. Added to the big snow list.   Twitter has lots of snorkling typos.

    February 4, 2015

  • spotted on word buzz wednesday http://blog.wordnik.com/word-buzz-wednesday-bombogenesis-the-starbucks-effect-supertweet along with subtweet .

    February 4, 2015

  • Tell me about it. I ran into a burning building wearing an inflammable suit, and it didn't help at all. https://wordnik.com/words/inflammable
    I should get my money back from the English language.


    Google books has 'invaluable' going back to the 1650's https://books.google.ca/books?id=qs8sAAAAYAAJ

    February 2, 2015

  • A fusion of Brazilian Portuguese and South American Spanish - kind of like Franglais. - spotted on the BBC


    "But Brazilians are proud people, so not everybody approves of Portunhol. Some find it a lazy tactic to avoid learning proper Portuguese. They want you to commit to their country and understand them." - BBC Getting lost in translation in Brazil

    February 2, 2015

  • The black medic or black medick listed above refers to the plant Medicago Lupulina http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicago_lupulina

    February 2, 2015

  • "a stable nitrate salt form of thiamine (vitamin B1)" - wikipedia

    February 2, 2015

  • a form of Vitamin B6

    February 2, 2015

  • The Canadian broadcaster practice of substituting the US ads with Canadian ads on US channels broadcast in Canada.

    From Simultaneous Substitution?

    February 1, 2015

  • What is this sportsball thing?

    February 1, 2015

  • short for reservations or resolutions

    spotted on twitter referring to restaurant reservations. The tweet examples listed for this word also have it used for resolutions - such as new years resolutions, and hardware device resolutions (camera/monitors)

    February 1, 2015

  • spotted on CBC's Doczone "A TV Renaissance" - "cable companies are trying to eventize shows"..."turning them into events"

    January 30, 2015

  • reliable enough for people to use.  (sometimes written manrated)

    Man-rated software, "software which is in control of systems and environments upon which human life is critically dependent," must be highly reliable. - ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20100033619.pdf

    January 30, 2015

  • Acronym for Delta IV Heavy rocket.

    January 30, 2015

  • Radial Outward Firing Igniters - the sparklers at the base of a rocket before a launch - it burns off excess fuel.

    January 29, 2015

  • a brother/uncle - looking up usage on twitter, some of these are uncles who are raised as brothers.

    January 28, 2015

  • Tithadesh was Word of the Day in Israel in 2012 http://www.haaretz.com/news/features/word-of-the-day/word-of-the-day-tithadesh-1.463619

    January 28, 2015

  • aka SNet aka red callejera - a community mesh network in Havana Cuba - 2015

    January 28, 2015

  • Cracks and road damage that indicates a pothole will form.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-31001119 

      It identifies signs of "ravelling" - damage to the asphalt that leads to cracks and potholes.

    January 27, 2015

  • when snowmageddon doesn't arrive.
    from the BBC
    "So do continuous news channels. Hype is the order of the day. We love tossing around phrases like "Snowmaggedon," and hanker after new ones. One has emerged today: "Snowperbole."

    January 27, 2015

  • when bacon is your bae - bae-con spotted on twitter.

    January 26, 2015

  • "on point" - from UrbanDictionary.

    Made the discovery of 'Brands Saying Bae' on twitter.

    January 26, 2015

  • Bilby, I think you missed the latest Ted Talk.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/erin_mckean_go_ahead_make_up_new_words?language=en

    January 26, 2015

  • spotted by user Pheng

    January 26, 2015

  • refers to making something more Chinese, or using more Chinese content.

    "server sinification..." "... refers to the transfer of Chinese banking systems from foreign servers to those manufactured and maintained by Chinese companies." - South China Morning Post article - China’s “Server Sinification” Campaign for Import Substitution: Strategy and Snowden (Part 2)

    January 26, 2015

  • seen this term refer to Home Owners Association - a US term.

    January 26, 2015

  • Jack Layton's moustache

    January 25, 2015

  • See definition posted by user tarara14

    January 24, 2015

  • Why the water is brown.


    "Unlucky divers submerged in whale 'poonado' "

    January 24, 2015

  • I'll have a strawberry shake

    January 23, 2015

  • Cold War - Semi Automatic Ground Environment system.

    January 23, 2015

  • The man equivalent of the C word.


    spotted on the Daily Show

    January 22, 2015

  • refers to the large coastal cities in the US, while Bubbaville refers to the other places where good old boys live.


    From The Daily Show Jan 19, 2015.
    Mike Huckabee: That's the viewpoint of people who live in Bubbleville.
    Stewart: What do you mean? America?

    January 21, 2015

  • refers to "Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership"

    January 21, 2015

  • also refers to "Trans Pacific Partnership" - a Pacific Rim trade and business treaty.

    January 21, 2015

  • To cheat at this task, you could enter udlrabsudlra in to a scrabble or anagram solver. "subdural"

    January 20, 2015

  • a "Fast Radio Burst" - a radio astronomy term.
    "Fast Radio Bursts, also known as FRBs, consist of incredibly brief and intense bursts of radio energy that seem to originate from remote parts of space. " - International Business Times

    January 20, 2015

  • "Say hamburger" 

    "hangabur"

    January 18, 2015

  • Euphemism for Costa Concordia crash.

    January 18, 2015

  • Euphemism for fire and explosion.

    January 17, 2015

  • Euphemism for fire.

    January 17, 2015

  • Euphemism for atomic explosion.

    January 17, 2015

  • term used to describe how airbags did not inflate properly
    "...Two of the airbag inflaters Takata had retrieved from the junkyards showed cracks and the start of “rapid disassembly” during the tests, Takata’s preferred term for explosion, according to the two people. ..." New York Times , Nov 2014

    January 17, 2015

  • The site of a nuclear power plant meltdown in the 1970's

    January 17, 2015

  • An explosion, at Three Mile Island

    January 17, 2015

  • thanks, and listed.

    January 17, 2015

  • I like Quantas.
    In the 90's the planes were clean and well serviced.

    January 17, 2015

  • "flashback friday" - on twitter.

    January 16, 2015

  • "rapid unscheduled disassembly" (also "rapid unplanned disassembly")

    euphemism for your rocket blowing up.

    spotted a 2006 citation on Flickr regarding model rockets.  https://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/270913761/
    Quick search shows this term possibly used in 2005.

    January 16, 2015

  • NASA/ESA "Full Operational Capability"

    January 16, 2015

  • This phrase goes back to 1940's horse racing slang. (quick google search)

    January 16, 2015

  • this 'misspelling' is so common, that it beats 'shoo-in' at googlefight 5:1

    http://goo.gl/r8AnkS - googlefight link.
    ngram viewer shows the crossover point being the mid 90's

    January 16, 2015

  • operating a drone UAV while skateboarding

    January 16, 2015

  • Research into the ish shows that 'ish' is plus or minus 15 minutes.

    http://globalnews.ca/news/1773916/watch-what-is-ish/

    January 15, 2015

  • spotted on Rick Mercer Report - Drunk Uncle

    January 15, 2015

  • I'd suggest searching for the word, then adding a comment about it - that way, someone else can come along, ask "what does nurple mean?", and see what someone else thinks it means.


    Creating lists of new words also helps find those new words in the future.

    January 14, 2015

  • mispelling*


    spotted in XKCD 1472, and Legend of Zelda.

    January 14, 2015



  • "While the rest of us send data across the public internet, the space agency uses a shadow network called ESnet, short for Energy Science Network, a set of private pipes that has demonstrated cross-country data transfers of 91 gigabits per second–the fastest of its type ever reported." - Wired June 2014

    January 14, 2015

  • White feathers were handed out to civilian men in the first world war if they didn't enlist in the armed forces. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/world-history/history-of-the-first-world-war-in-100-moments/a-history-of-the-first-world-war-in-100-moments-white-feather-for-winner-of-victoria-cross-9352952.html

    January 14, 2015

  • .. what wordies do on the subway.

    January 13, 2015

  • short version of 'maybe'

    January 13, 2015

  • short twitter/text version of 'tomorrow'

    January 13, 2015

  • short for 'didn't read'.
    part of tl;dr;

    January 10, 2015

  • short for 'too long'

    January 10, 2015

  • silths

    Some kind of creature from Doomstalker books?
    19th century word for silts?
    A creature from an Isaac Asimov novel?

    January 10, 2015

  • on reddit, it's Image Fest Friday

    January 10, 2015

  • spotted Jan 8 2014 - Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
    The opposite of manspreading
    "Behind my desk, I am actually mansqueezing."

    January 9, 2015

  • like a retweet, but for instagram - re-sharing someone's instagram picture.

    January 9, 2015

  • I wonder who will adopt this word.

    January 8, 2015

  • definition shows a glitch in wordnik.

    January 6, 2015

  • in the beards subreddit, it's a year old beard.


    happy new yeard

    January 6, 2015

  • There seem to be several on Google Books 19th Century. https://books.google.ca/books?id=ReRGAAAAcAAJ

    January 4, 2015

  • McCoy says this in the Star Trek TOS Season 3 episode "Is There in Truth No Beauty?" at 24:00

    January 2, 2015

  • Whenever I see this word, I have a mental image of propellers and pants.  I think MC Hammer could only wear proppants.

    January 1, 2015

  • I wonder what it means.

    December 31, 2014

  • Hindee-English dictionary - 19th century.
    https://books.google.ca/books?id=b58CAAAAQAAJ J.T. Thompson


    American Phonographic Dictionary
    contains phonographs - pictures of sounds.

    Dictionary of Practical phonography - 1875

    December 31, 2014

  • I like those words purn and purner


    December 31, 2014

  • Dec 29 - 'new emoticons' for 2015
    https://medium.com/why-2015-wont-suck/14-you-will-6fd1a96d44b8

    ʕ •ᴥ•ʔ

    (◡ ‿ ◡ ✿)

    (•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■)


    ( ⧉ ⦣ ⧉ )


    (⊙ω⊙)

    :||||||||||||:


    ╮ (. ❛ ᴗ ❛.) ╭

    December 29, 2014

  • "Finally, is it just me, or is there at least one male fashion statement that it’s time to retire? We’re talking about the man bun. The 21st century version of the hippy ponytail. Be it resolved: Hair today. Gone tomorrow. That`ll help clean up the streets." - Metro News (Vancouver) dec 28 2014

    December 28, 2014

  • spotted at the BBC.

    "...Entries from most developing countries are permitted, and only a high school education, or a few years of work experience, are required. The stuff of a true bofis."

    December 28, 2014

  • A shorter name of the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet ie- comet CG

    December 27, 2014

  • Biased against elves, or propagating elf stereotypes. DoctorWho xmas special 2014

    December 27, 2014

  • "neatist: biased against disorder" - Zits comic strip, Dec 24 2014

    December 24, 2014

  • from Wikipedia "Auf Wiedersehen is German for goodbye, literally meaning "until we see again", and may refer to:" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auf_Wiedersehen

    December 24, 2014

  • A shorter name of the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet.

    December 23, 2014

  • A chunk of ice and snow whick falls off the cables of a suspension bridge (BC Port Mann bridge) and lands on your car causing great damage.

    December 22, 2014

  • Spotted in the twitterverse, shot for practice or practices

    December 21, 2014

  • drunkspeak for officer

    December 20, 2014

  • drunkspeak for officer

    December 20, 2014

  • a fictional drug which makes people not care or worry about things.

    December 20, 2014

  • update to link above - http://www.wordnik.com/lists/colbert-report-neologisms

    December 20, 2014

  • Vancouver Island Heatlth Authority

    December 20, 2014

  • A large winter storm at Christmas time.

    December 20, 2014

  • North Korea's military hacking unit.

    December 20, 2014

  • An exoplanet larger than earth, smaller than neptune.

    December 20, 2014

  • no.  Just no.

    December 19, 2014

  • spotted on Person Of Interest tv show - Artificial Super Intelligence

    December 18, 2014

  • refers to Beijing China's air pollution problem

    December 17, 2014

  • "Next Generation FireWall" - a "new" computer firewall, compared to the old model.(an ever moving standard of 'new')

    December 15, 2014

  • fMRI

    December 14, 2014

  • short for 'On This Day'

    December 13, 2014

  • BBC report about too many weather buzzwords - http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30442509

    December 13, 2014

  • In NASA speak, the 'weather is 60%"go"'

    December 7, 2014

  • Gasoline

    December 7, 2014

  • Long Range Acoustic Device - aka. A sonic gun.

    December 6, 2014

  • Today, stumbled across "smashbrown potatoes" on the menu. This might be local to the restaurant chain.

    December 4, 2014

  • charknado?

    December 1, 2014

  • a skiff of snow

    December 1, 2014

  • Spotted on Facebook with caption of "Take that, grammar police!"

    November 29, 2014

  • The name if the app 'button' which had 3 vertical dots and gives access to app settings.  Android developers call it 'action overflow'

    November 27, 2014

  • similar to the Slashdot Effect when a website which is talked about gets an overload of internet traffic.

    November 24, 2014

  • sow , crow


    November 24, 2014

  • It might be known by a plethora of names ranging from humorous to innocuously vague -- "transpoosion" to "bacteriotherapy" -- but there's no sugar-coating the news: the most effective known cure for C. difficile may be to receive a transplant of -- or ingest --someone else's feces. - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/09/c-difficile-fecal-transplant_n_1413119.html

    November 24, 2014

  • 2014 a fecal transplant.

    November 23, 2014

  • hi Masterfire, snake doctor was a term for a dragonfly circa 1892 http://books.google.ca/books?id=Epg_AQAAMAAJ page 207

    November 22, 2014

  • to smile with the eyes (from twitter examples)

    November 22, 2014

  • British Columbia - The Kootenays region around Nelson BC

    spotted the term 'koots roots' , had to look up koots.  It seems to be a nickname for other places as well, like a place in Alaska referring to the Chilkoot.

    November 20, 2014

  • can be found online at http://australiannationaldictionary.com.au/

    November 20, 2014

  • yes bilbyzcat you can haz dicshunary.

    http://www.dribin.org/dave/lolspeak/

    and grammar rules
    http://lolcatbible.com/index.php?title=How_to_speak_lolcat

    November 20, 2014

  • twitter sweeties?

    November 17, 2014

  • "Ice wave comes ashore in Minnesota" - 2013 thx ruzuzu


    November 17, 2014

  • Vice has an article on 'Soul-Sucking Office-Speak"

    http://www.vice.com/read/evolution-of-office-speak-666

    November 16, 2014

  • I wonder how many other words have triple cultural origins.

    Chai - is an Indian/Chinese word
    nog - unknown origin/English
    latte - Italian.

    November 16, 2014

  • in BC, it's someone who makes money off the poor people in a poor neighbourhood and who has no incentive to make the neighbourhood better.

    November 15, 2014

  • Washington Heights

    November 13, 2014

  • comet landscape - spotted this term on the BBC web page. Nov 13, 2014

    November 13, 2014

  • "European Space Operations Centre"

    November 13, 2014

  • I feel that fearbola is the epidemic of fear that makes people behave irrationally to the ebola threat:
    People close borders, healthy people get quarantined, people wear plastic suits and gloves and facemasks on planes, kids get denied entry to schools even though they're healthy and passed a 21 day incubation period, countries bar flights from affected countries, countries impose visa restrictions, and health workers get stigmatized by co-workers

    November 8, 2014

  • multiple of TOS (Terms Of Service)

    November 6, 2014

  • Spotted on XKCD 1443. http://xkcd.com/1443/


    I don't mean to go all language nerd on you, but I just legit adverbed "legit," verbed "adverb," and adjectived "language nerd."

    Not to go all sentence fragment on you

    November 5, 2014

  • ascend? rise up? promote? succeed?

    November 5, 2014

  • Florida

    "- Ponce de Leon set out with this extravagant view as well as other, and fully persuaded of the existence of a third world, the conquest of which was to immortalize his name. "

    Encyclopedia Britannica - page 301 http://books.google.ca/books?id=GYBMAAAAMAAJ volume 7, part 1, MDCCXCVIL

    November 3, 2014

  • I think you mean 'whom'.

    November 2, 2014

  • Acronym for "Hockey Night In Canada"

    November 2, 2014

  • election funds from undisclosed sources.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_money (wiki page edits goes to feb 2012)

    October 31, 2014

  • sensate ? (from worknik's reverse dicshunnary)

    October 31, 2014

  • Using Googlefight, lk has 1 million results, Ebola has 3 million results.
    comet has 384,000 results.

    I don't think lk has peaked yet in usage. So maybe it will be WOTY 2015.

    October 30, 2014

  • Japanese for bike (Motorcycle? ).

    I've seen it referenced as
    a bike (bicycle) haiku. (source - local bike shop)

    October 30, 2014

  • 1990's computer gaming acronym for 'low ping bastard' - someone with a low ping.

    opposite of 'HPW' High Ping Whiner (or Warrior). (someone with 200 ping)

    October 30, 2014

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