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12 June 2009

Word Buzz Friday

Yesterday's post was all about the one millionth word of the English language. Today's word buzz will be similar with some more of the newest words to make it into the Oxford dictionary as supplied by www.askoxford.com.

aerobicized or aerobicised
adj. (of a person's body) toned by aerobic exercise: aerobicized Hollywood women.

n. terrorist acts intended to disrupt or damage a country's agriculture.
agroterrorist n.

2. chiefly US the unintended adverse results of a political action or situation.

n. a celebrity who is well known in fashionable society.
origin 1930s: blend of celebrity and debutante.

n. a type of hip-hop or rap music characterized by repeated shouted catchphrases and elements typical of electronic dance music, such as prominent bass.
adj. US, chiefly black slang (of a person) very excited or full of energy.
origin 1990s: perh. an alt. past part. of crank1 or a blend of crazy and drunk.

the elephant in the room a major problem or controversial issue which is obviously present but avoided as a subject for discussion because it is more comfortable to do so.

Yogalates (also trademark Yogilates)
n. a fitness routine that combines Pilates exercises with the postures and breathing techniques of yoga.
origin 1990s: blend of yoga and Pilates.

3. a computer controlled by a hacker without the owner's knowledge, which is made to send large quantities of data to a website, making it inaccessible to other users.

Have a great weekend!


Аманда said...

Great. Now I know what crunk means. My life is complete.

Sara said...

Thought it would be ;)