alexz has adopted the words (つ ツ )つ and tech, looked up 26419 words, created 190 lists, listed 18813 words, written 3785 comments, added 3 tags, and loved 291 words.

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  • man child , pro-am, dwarf galaxy

    August 15, 2017

  • Original spelling by Humphrey Davy, 1812 . https://books.google.ca/books?id=YjMwAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA201

    August 14, 2017

  • "year over year"

    August 13, 2017

  • slang - asking

    August 13, 2017

  • from the examples on the right 'don't get "tilted," which means emotionally upset.'

    spotted tilted in a video about the top Dota2 gamer versus a general Artificial Intelligence.

    "At first it was easy to get titled..."

    August 13, 2017

  • hummingbirds
    also found - 1994 usage slang for homies

    August 11, 2017

  • "Families who would once have eaten potato waffles are now experimenting with lower carb butternut “squaffles” (slices of butternut squash cut to resemble a waffle)." Guardian article - Why we fell for clean eating.

    August 11, 2017

  • for when the term super-power isn't good enough

    term goes back to early 20th century for vacuum tubes, amplifiers, and hydraulic systems.  Later 20th century for political speak.

    August 10, 2017

  • Greatest International Scavenger Hunt the World Has Ever Seen

    August 10, 2017

  • "let your backbone slide"

    August 10, 2017

  • can'tcha

    can't you

    August 9, 2017

  • can't you

    August 9, 2017

  • spotted in 1949 song 'Louisiana Girls' in a Baker's plays book

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=5DaCyLyjGn8C&pg=PA63

    spotted in 1915 Cosmopolitan

    August 9, 2017

  • ain'tcha

    August 9, 2017

  • '“sequester carbon” is ruled out and replaced by “build soil organic matter”.' - Guardian article climate change

    August 7, 2017

  • 'with the term “reduce greenhouse gases” blacklisted in favor of “build soil organic matter, increase nutrient use efficiency”. ' - Guardian article on banned terms.  climate change

    August 7, 2017

  • 'Instead of “climate change adaption”, staff are asked to use “resilience to weather extremes”' Guardian article climate change

    August 7, 2017

  • Term now banned by the USDA https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/07/usda-climate-change-language-censorship-emails

    '“Climate change” is in the “avoid” category, to be replaced by “weather extremes”. '

    August 7, 2017

  • when the Movember moustache takes over the lower face.

    August 7, 2017

  • slang for crazy .

    kray kray

    August 5, 2017

  • slang - version of cray meaning crazy

    spotted kray kray in a discussion.

    not sure what the russian examples of this word mean.

    August 5, 2017

  • Stephen King wrote The Mist

    We can't have a fognado movie because Stephen King will unleash actual monsters upon California.

    Movie idea: the writer - a story about a writer who unleashes monsters on people who steal his ideas. Wait.. that was Goosebumps.

    August 4, 2017

  • Realm of memes

    August 4, 2017

  • spotted in the news "'Fognado' engulfs California beach" BBC. it's more of a low roll cloud or a low gravity wave cloud.

    August 4, 2017

  • The examples tend to be acquired by algorithm, so, if the most common usage of a word is a typo, you would likely see typo examples.

    Using tools like Google's ngram viewer, trends tool, books, can sometimes help a person find if a new word is really an accidental case.

    Twitter search can sometimes reveal if a new word is really rare, a possible typo, or a regionalism or used by a small group of people.

    August 3, 2017

  • slang for spaghetti

    August 3, 2017

  • spotted half a dozen times on twitter since 2013. refers to when someone types the words for an emoji instead of using emojis

    ie "dumpster fire" instead of"🗑🔥"

    August 2, 2017

  • The frog and hotbeverage emoji pairing refers to the "but that's none of my business" meme. Which has Kermit drinking tea.  1000 years from now in the future, future linguists will be wondering what the heck the frog/teacup thing means.

    August 2, 2017

  • a golden labrador doggo

    July 30, 2017

  • Blend of gen-x and millennial. Spotted in an article where this was people born between 1977 and 1983.

    July 30, 2017

  • bubble net feeding - by humpback whales.

    also bubble-netting , bubble net fishing, bubble netting, bubble-net fishing,

    spotted in a tweet which had a video of a guy in a kayak with half a dozen whales rising and feeding.

    July 30, 2017

  • Spotted in the twitterverse "not gonna lie"

    July 29, 2017

  • Twitterese for 'should'

    July 29, 2017

  • Quantity of oil shipped

    "...argued that marine tankers are safer because they spill less than 0.001 per million barrels of oil shipped (Mboe)." -Global news snippet.

    It's confusing if the term refers to 1000 barrels or a million barrels. Anyone doing math regarding spills per Mboe really needs to double check the usage.

    July 28, 2017

  • mini version of you

    July 27, 2017

  • Txt shortening of insurance

    July 27, 2017

  • Spotted in tech news as 'Ransomware As A Service' where bad guys have malware for sale and servers to rent.

    Glad the examples listed to the right have Recovery as a service.

    July 27, 2017

  • Early 'high falutin' in 1856 National Magazinehttps://books.google.ca/books?id=XZomAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA136&dq=falutin
    And the knickerbocker magazine https://books.google.ca/books?id=N_dFtyzEqFsC&pg=PA533&dq=highfalutin
    highfalutin

    July 25, 2017

  • Swedish for fathers father

    related words mormor morfar farmor

    July 25, 2017

  • shortened version of 'that'.

    twitterese

    July 25, 2017

  • twitterese for 'know'
    from the tweets - automated buoys tweetage for knots.

    July 24, 2017

  • hwæt

    July 22, 2017

  • bbc article " an untranslatable word for pure joy"

    July 22, 2017

  • Beeps heard in Apollo spaceflight audio. Spotted on a Science Friday retweet.

    July 21, 2017

  • Spotted "all that ish"

    July 21, 2017

  • alleged Southern contraction overload: allegedly "you all would have if I'd have"
    I doubt people actually use this term.

    July 20, 2017

  • this phrase refers to having a hangover from partying.

    July 20, 2017

  • new nickname for the tardigrade because it can survive in space.

    July 18, 2017

  • dramatic spelling of forever

    also the historic fo'evah and fo-evah

    July 18, 2017

  • See modern example at noping

    July 18, 2017

  • spotted as a verb.

    nope nope nope nope.. outta here.

    July 18, 2017

  • lah-de-dah shows up a lot in 19th century books. There's a late 19th c. song with this name.

    July 18, 2017

  • in linux computing, it's 'metal as a service'.

    July 18, 2017

  • Spotted in The Atlantic

    'The nightmare was sketched for me by the head of geosciences at Pennsylvania State University, Lee Kump, whose “horror movie” speculation was that there might have turbocharged “hypercanes” of almost unbelievable intensity assaulting the supercontinent Pangaea—the result of runaway global warming.'

    July 16, 2017

  • cioppino thx google auto correct

    July 14, 2017

  • spotted in 19th c. "Shropshire Word-book: A Glossary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Etc., "

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=BzoLAAAAQAAJ&pg=PR54&dq=shookt

    July 14, 2017

  • In 1991's RFC 1208 ' A Glossary of Networking Terms' , Bart Simspon is defined as

    "Bart Simpson (R): Internet and OSI cult hero."

    Internet Engineering Task Force link - https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1208

    July 13, 2017

  • added to my Word of the Year shortlist for 2017 - most news events have included some tweet of some kind this year.,

    July 13, 2017

  • 2017 - everyone is hating this word. added to lists of words to ban for 2018

    July 13, 2017

  • “whole deserts of publessness” spotted in Guardian article on how pubs are disappearing

    July 11, 2017

  • spotted this in verb form - lets patio!

    July 10, 2017

  • I think Michael Bublé will be amused that you can retrain your android's phone voice unlock to "OBEY Bublé" instead of OK Google.

    I wonder if lingluists like the 'obey woogle' option. 

    July 10, 2017

  • apparently wikipedia spells it kogel mogel

    July 10, 2017

  • baseball term

    "on-base percentage" "on-base streak"

    July 10, 2017

  • a mom to a furbaby

    July 10, 2017

  • Spotted in a NPR article.

    July 9, 2017

  • I suspect the unicode consortium has been browsing the 'emojis I'd like to see' list.

    http://blog.emojipedia.org/facebook-releases-new-emojis-levitating-woman/

    July 8, 2017

  • Spotted in article about Curiosity rover's wheels.

    " “In either case, the climbing wheel can end up experiencing higher forces, leading to cracks and punctures. The treads on each of Curiosity's six wheels, called grousers, are designed for climbing rocks. But the spaces between them are more at risk.”

    -The Register

    July 7, 2017

  • Spotted Monterey Bay Aquarium tweet

    "You can now see the aptly-named wunderpus (full name: wunderpus photogenicus—really!) in our Tentacles special exhibition! 🐙"

    July 7, 2017

  • a joke word meaning 'too tired to give a poop'

    July 7, 2017

  • recommended

    July 7, 2017

  • "Happy birthday to you"

    July 3, 2017

  • "May the force be with you"

    July 3, 2017

  • apparently, it's actually spelled daiquiri

    July 2, 2017

  • Dothraki daiquiri

    July 2, 2017

  • GTFO

    July 2, 2017

  • Txt/twitterspeak "gtfo of here"

    July 2, 2017

  • Txt/twitterspeak for "would"

    July 2, 2017

  • This word doesn't look right.

    Spotted in the Guardian,

    "Last modified on Thursday 29 June 2017 00.54 BST

    Pope Francis gave the Catholic church five new cardinals Wednesday, sombrery instructing them to act as servants and not “princes” in a world where innocents are dying from wars and terrorism, slavery persists and refugee camps often"

    July 1, 2017

  • spotted this word in my facebook feed with a definition of

    "Straight white male offended by any feminist or ethnic activity which is not directly designed for him" - this was likely copy and pasted from somewhere else

    July 1, 2017

  • seed comments at Fodmaps

    June 30, 2017

  • forever

    June 27, 2017

  • more than 4ever

    June 27, 2017

  • definition spotted on twitter "cute ugly"

    looking at March - June tweets, it seems to be used in a friendly way.

    June 27, 2017

  • sounds like a car port

    (1950's book search agrees to an extent, but also argues a difference)

    June 27, 2017

  • Yes it was. Sounds similar to a storm surge

    June 27, 2017

  • abbreviation for Starbucks

    June 26, 2017

  • early sighting of this term 1997 or 1998 in a software sense

    Department of Veteran's Affairs.

    "- Education System Replatform/Redesign

    - to replatform or redesign all Education benefit delivery systems to operate on the VBA Stage 1 environment"

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=wG0eAAAAMAAJ&q=replatform&dq=replatform

    1994 example by the IEEE

    "Determine how COBOL/SRE might help to re-platform our code and subsequently support new development within APG "


    previous non-tech sense of this word is related to trains and train platforms.

    June 26, 2017

  • I've heard this pronounced as Engine X

    For non-techies, it's a web page server thingy.

    June 26, 2017

  • website speak - from the examples "Linux, Nginx, MySQL, PHP5"

    similar to LAMP

    June 26, 2017

  • marketing, or 'marketing and communications'

    June 26, 2017

  • in software developerspeak "(MongoDB, Express, Angular, node.js)"

    June 26, 2017

  • random stranger

    June 26, 2017

  • abbreviation of marketing

    June 26, 2017

  • a software industry buzzword bingo jargon word.

    it's a term that implies that all these technical things work together nicely and flawlessly, but the reality is that a tech stack is a cross between square pegs hammered into round holes, a Rube Goldberg machine and a Jenga tower which stops working and falls apart at the slightest disturbance.

    Also, powered by hamsters. x1636

    June 26, 2017

  • spotted in news as a weather generated tsunami

    June 25, 2017

  • an air filter for marijuana smokers to exhale without stinking up the place.

    June 25, 2017

  • I don't know why. The 19th c. Had whiskey as part of frostbite treatment.  (google book search "whisky frostbite" 19th c.)

    June 23, 2017

  • emoji poetry

    most emoji poetry is non english

    June 23, 2017

  • This refers to the sourtoe drink which has a mummified toe.

    Fron the Guardian article:

    "For more than 40 years the Downtown hotel in Dawson City has served up the sourtoe cocktail, a shot of whisky with a blackened toe – nail and all – bobbing inside. Those who manage to touch the gnarled, severed toe to their lips earn a certificate.

    On Saturday a customer took it one step further, allegedly making off with the wrinkled digit after swallowing his drink. “We are furious,” said Terry Lee of the hotel. “Toes are very hard to come by.”"

    June 22, 2017

  • physics - "Other physicists figured out that this quantum state represented spin.

    And the up and down degrees of freedom with direction of pointing along the angular momentum axis. We now call these component waveforms spinors"

    June 22, 2017

  • Spotted as "no f'ing idea"

    Has nfi, had nfi. Or nfi as an adjective.

    June 21, 2017

  • most of the examples point to the boat being called a gilnetter.

    June 21, 2017

  • LBD twitterspeak for 'little black dress'.

    June 21, 2017

  • Nov 1st.

    June 20, 2017

  • spotted in 1787 as a Mr Thingamy

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=leo5AQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA457&dq=Thingamy

    spotted again in 1851 as Mr. Thingamy along with Mr. So-and-so and Mr. Thing'embob

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=-MVNAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA305&dq="what%27s+his+name";

    and again in 1870 as Mr. What's-his-name Thingamy

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=sdFZAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA104&dq="what%27s+his+name";

    June 20, 2017

  • thanks.

    new words discovered are ihy, aftselakhis ,Meteorological Summer,

    burlesquercise , Malama Honua , cishet , ponv , resilient Thessaloniki , covfefe

    June 20, 2017

  • refers to the resilient city concept

    June 19, 2017

  • term goes back to 1848 or so.

    June July August

    I think I like Meteorological seasons over trying to remember the 21st or 22nd or so of the month for an astronomical season.


    More info at NOAA https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/news/meteorological-versus-astronomical-summer%E2%80%94what%E2%80%99s-difference

    June 19, 2017

  • Quick books search shows this showing up in 1997.

    allegedly yiddish for doing something to spite the rest of world.

    June 19, 2017

  • spotted on twitter "‘Malama Honua,’is defined as #CareForIslandEarth "

    term used in Hawaii ratifying the Paris Agreement

    June 19, 2017

  • spotted as cishetero or cis heterosexual

    June 19, 2017

  • textspeak for 'i hate you'

    in the usage, the writer doesn't actually hate the person.  It's said in a fun or jealous way.

    June 19, 2017

  • mispelling of despacito

    June 18, 2017

  • ... some buzzword businessspeak

    June 18, 2017

  • According to XKCD 1851 , just replace this word with magic

    June 18, 2017

  • British Naval Slang

    spotted in 1989 book of the same name "Jackspeak: A guide to British Naval slang & usage"

    June 17, 2017

  • from the examples, half the time 'evergreen content' refers to spammy SEO optimization where old articles are refreshed to get search engines to update.

    other times it refers to content which is "always true".

    June 16, 2017

  • a tweet that is accurate now as it was years ago.

    related term evergreen content

    June 16, 2017

  • 19th Century - Under Ground Rail Road.

    June 16, 2017

  • physics - Beta barium borate - crystals that can split light.

    June 15, 2017

  • dragon fruit

    June 15, 2017

  • A smile with raised eyebrows.

    June 14, 2017

  • starting to spot this in my FB and Twitter feeds.

    from the usage, it seems to have different meanings for different people.

    June 13, 2017

  • our laser lab had the 'do not look into laser with remaining eye' sign back in the 90's.

    June 12, 2017

  • If you write a book about Book Book, you get the Book Book book

    June 12, 2017

  • how about "don't pet tiger with remaining arm"

    June 12, 2017

  • June 4

    June 12, 2017

  • "The Chinese government’s list of banned words lengthens every year. Every June, they delete, via a censorship army of robots, algorithms and humans, posts that contain memes (a rubber duck facing a line of tanks), codes (June 4, 64, 8², May 35), or even everyday words (today, tomorrow, mourn, people)."

    from Financial Times article

    June 12, 2017

  • self censored version of beer pong

    June 12, 2017

  • "Dakotah god of the woods" https://books.google.ca/books?id=bQAxAQAAMAAJ&pg=RA1-PA41

    June 11, 2017

  • you might like shinrin-yoku

    June 11, 2017

  • "Ice rises are islands overridden by the ice shelf, allowing them to shoulder more of the weight of the shelf."

    - NY Times article - A Crack in an Antarctic Ice Shelf Is 8 Miles From Creating an Iceberg the Size of Delaware

    June 11, 2017

  • spotted phrase 'sperg out'

    If you use this term, you're being socially insensitive, as it makes fun of people with aspergers, or uses aspergers as an insult, even if the target of the insult doesn't have aspergers.

    June 10, 2017

  • bilbycakes

    June 10, 2017

  • Roadside drug tester. Spotted in the news

    June 9, 2017

  • spotted as "Born On This Day" in twitterspeak.

    June 8, 2017

  • a html frame that pops up when you hover over an object or text for more information on a web site.

    June 8, 2017

  • Spotted in local news lookeeloos

    June 7, 2017

  • mom's spaghetti

    June 6, 2017

  • female blogger

    June 6, 2017

  • google reverse translate has perchance, possibly, peradventure, maybe probably 

    June 6, 2017

  • The linguists are going to have a hard time deciding between blep and mlem for word of the year.

    June 5, 2017

  • 🐶

    June 5, 2017

  • :p

    June 5, 2017

  • Spotted as doggo speak. 

    June 5, 2017

  • a flipbook

    June 4, 2017

  • 2017 politics - refers to Ruth Bader Ginsburg "Notorious RBG"

    thx bilby.

    June 4, 2017

  • thanks for catching that typo.

    June 4, 2017

  • fancy way of saying walk in the woods , term coined in 1980's Japan.

    June 3, 2017

  • goes back to 1968

    June 3, 2017

  • surfing gear - wetsuits , spotted in BBC article. maybe they meant surfwear

    June 3, 2017

  • A cross-fiction story, combining 2 different fictional universes x-fic

    June 2, 2017

  • 'That Moment When'.

    June 2, 2017

  • spotted Zero Occupancy Vehicle

    a self driving car driving about...

    June 1, 2017

  • Grammatical errors

    May 31, 2017

  • I heard of the Tim Tam Slam 20 years ago. This should be in the dictionary, or at least the Macquarie

    May 31, 2017

  • looked up 1295 times, just saw this term today.

    defined at meet cute
    New Yorker has this term at May 22, 1937 by Alan Campbell. 

    May 30, 2017

  • gyped by a curbstoner

    May 30, 2017

  • spotted in a british video, also mansplaying I assume it's the British version of manspreading

    May 30, 2017

  • spotted it pronounced as Moe ab

    May 30, 2017

  • "skip-level meetings" "skip-level manager" - sounds like some new corporatespeak.

    May 28, 2017

  • spotted this in a local twitter feed for a hybrid between a photo and a video.

    seems this word has some staying power.

    May 28, 2017

  • tea brewed in the sun in a glass jar.  sun tea

    May 27, 2017

  • spotted this in the news today.  Term goes back to 1847 https://books.google.ca/books?id=kzMNAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA190


    May 26, 2017

  • Sugar. Misleading ingredient listing meaning sugar.

    May 26, 2017

  • The OED reveals the Australian plot to 'make phub happen' https://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2016/05/phub-made-eat-words/?__prclt=85zcQo6D

    May 26, 2017

  • a do-it-yourself tattoo.. sewing needles and ink.  aka snp tattoo aka stick and poke

    nope nope and nope

    May 26, 2017

  • Captain Kirk's fighting style.

    May 25, 2017

  • mmm.. potizza

    (spotted in the news)

    May 25, 2017

  • 2017 : it's a nazi

    May 24, 2017

  • spotted shortening of intentional

    May 24, 2017

  • spotted cmte. as short for committee (spotted in a news headline)

    May 24, 2017

  • 19th century article suggests that this term may come from french chien for dog.

    May 23, 2017

  • an El Camino car

    "Yeah Man, El Camino!" (from a movie)

    May 22, 2017

  • A nickname for a Maud Lewis painting

    May 21, 2017

  • spotted in the comments section of a video where someone was petting a leopard.

    adorable/terrifying

    May 21, 2017

  • "Theirye're, problem solved."

    because seeing that someone has mixed up 2 or 3 words that sound the same doesn't really confuse the reader, especially in an informal writing environment such as Facebook or Twitter.

    May 20, 2017

  • A non-existent Earth twin planet we can all fly to when we ruin this one.

    "There is no Planet B" - most scientists in 2017

    May 19, 2017

  • "This week paleontologists from the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto unveiled the latest addition to their dinosaur menagerie: a massive, rhinocerous-sized armoured dinosaur they're calling Zuul - because of its striking resemblance to the demon-monster in the original Ghostbusters movie." -CBC Quirks and Quarks

    May 19, 2017

  • mustgo soup, stock

    May 19, 2017

  • South China Morning Post is using this term for Vancouver's Cantonese community

    May 19, 2017

  • Love it

    May 18, 2017

  • High level of the Texan equivalent of the whom'st contraction.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=7rOoDAAAQBAJ&pg=PA81

    May 18, 2017

  • spotted on ifixit "Some light adhesive secures the battery, but it's nothing that a little spudgering can't handle."      using the plastic pry tool :  spudger

    May 17, 2017

  • http://web.archive.org/web/20150920130858/https://www.wordnik.com/lists/songbirds

    When a list is archived at archive.org, it lives forever. Hope it helps.

    May 17, 2017

  • spotted as 'happy birthday'.

    from the tweet examples, it also means hardboiled for eggs.

    May 16, 2017

  • spotted online as a shortening of 'hold my beer'. This is a minority use of this abbreviation.

    May 16, 2017

  • when your dad was a racist, your grandfather was a racist, etc...

    May 15, 2017

  • Seems it wasn't a play on words, but an actual scientific experiment. 1958 Life Magazine article : https://books.google.ca/books?id=xFUEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA34

    May 14, 2017

  • Spotted as a nickname for Ottawa Senators

    May 14, 2017

  • it was a play on words for Nuclear Fusion. There were Tokomaks, Gyrotron, Thermotron, Stellerator and the fact fusion is really hard and always '20 years away',

    Spotted in a documentary about Nuclear Fusion.

    May 14, 2017

  • someone who does takigrafy

    spotted in the Shorthand Writer. https://books.google.ca/books?id=IgQDAAAAYAAJ

    May 13, 2017

  • "Now that this hat is upon mine head, Any and all procamations I make, thus enhatted, are now and forever law"

    -Colbert , Big Furry Hat

    May 13, 2017

  • boom.

    this would be an awesome word adoption

    May 12, 2017

  • spotted quote on Facebook, Can't vouch for it's realness.

    "We made it to friday! Raise your cup to surviving another week of wtf-ery." ~ Nanea Hoffman ~…

    May 12, 2017

  • Tape drive tech term. Not sure what a tape drive backhitch is.

    May 12, 2017

  • short for mockumentary

    May 12, 2017

  • a bee infected by apocephalus borealis "The zombie fly"

    May 11, 2017

  • "shut your"

    May 10, 2017

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    August 13, 2017