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21 Of The Oddest New Words Of The 21st Century

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21 Of The Oddest New Words Of The 21st Century

What do you reckon?
Wednesday 13 October is English Language Day.
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21 weird words of the 21st century: but what do they mean?
1) Frenemy
2) Cheeseball
3) Turducken
4) Catastrophising
5) LBD
6) Deleveraging
7) Tweetup
Cool Soft skills
9) Staycation
10) Defriend
11) Bromance
12) Matchy-matchy
13) Cool hunter
14) Overthink
15) Hikikomori
16) Freemium
17) Chillax
1Cool Fussbudget
19) Steampunk
20) Bargainous
21) Buzzkill

Source...http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/articles.aspx?cp-documentid=154960707
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Re: 21 Of The Oddest New Words Of The 21st Century

Why is number eight so cool Wink
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Re: 21 Of The Oddest New Words Of The 21st Century

Pesky Americans!
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Re: 21 Of The Oddest New Words Of The 21st Century

@Strat I thought that myself but was to lazy to fix It, @Hulls yeah very pesky Indeed, I like "cheeseball" though Grin
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Frenemy intrigued me as I've known a few.
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Re: 21 Of The Oddest New Words Of The 21st Century

here' s a few more
goshable
nutatious
crable
candiant
expendentious
chipable
repotable
cameraish
beable
dipities -  position below  a marshal's
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Re: 21 Of The Oddest New Words Of The 21st Century

" 8 ) " Is a smiley face, it made me chuckle a little bit...

Steve M - I agree, Cheeseball is my favourite in that list too! Tongue

11) Bromance -- That's one I hear a lot! Though I am still convinced it's origin is from "How I Met Your Mother", the TV series.
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Re: 21 Of The Oddest New Words Of The 21st Century

5 is abbreviation.  8, 12 is two words.
8, when closely followed by ), results in 'cool' smiley.  Smiley
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Welcome to the madhouse forum Martha - always good to see the staff joining in.  Smiley
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18=artificer Wink
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Re: 21 Of The Oddest New Words Of The 21st Century

Thanks 4C; Madhouse is probably more appropriate now I am here Smiley
I'll just be lurking around saying hello to everyone Smiley
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Ello Ello Ello Martha, Welcome to General Riff-Raff... Have a nice stay Smiley
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I'm not used to have a forum account with such low post counts!
Haha, I will do, thanks! Nice to see such welcoming Plusnet customers Cheesy
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Re: 21 Of The Oddest New Words Of The 21st Century

I did say after another post of yours, How about an avatar pic (Like JoJo) of a 91 year old  Roll eyes Roll eyes