alexz has adopted the words (つ ツ )つ and tech, looked up 25940 words, created 189 lists, listed 18642 words, written 3744 comments, added 3 tags, and loved 290 words.

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  • 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

  • Southern contraction overload: allegedly "you all would have if I'd have"

    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

  • a twitter shortering of Americans

    May 10, 2017

  • spotted in the 'recently listed' list.

    Interesting examples when you browse twitter.

    Apologies for the loss in productivity in looking up this word on twitter.

    May 8, 2017

  • Code for HA (8th letter, first letter) , or Hells Angels.

    May 8, 2017

  • happy Gary refers to this emoticon ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ

    May 7, 2017

  • "This Hippo Holds The Dubious Title Of World's Most Prolific Farter! " spotted in a quick search of "dubious title of"

    it's a good search term. oh, wait.. you meant book titles.. nevermind.

    May 7, 2017

  • "An alphamagic square is a magic square in which the number of letters in the name of each number in the square generates another magic square. " - wikipedia

    also alpha magic, alpha-magic

    May 7, 2017

  • spotted in the article listed at  highkey  peeped seems popular in tweets still.

    May 3, 2017

  • opposite of lowkey

    a 2015 business insider article has it as

     <i>The rap scholars at Genius have decided, on this track at least, that "lowkey means keeping things secret while highkey means letting everyone know."</i>

    May 3, 2017

  • opposite of highkey

    May 3, 2017

  • this list has spiralled out of control j/k

    May 2, 2017

  • spotted this as Sutton Signwriting - the symbols used to describe signlanguage.

    unicode set: http://www.unicode.org/charts/PDF/U1D800.pdf

    May 2, 2017

  • appears to be short version of certified/ certificate

    May 1, 2017

  • a podcast including cats.. maybe dogs.

    also spotted on youtube.

    May 1, 2017

  • photography chemistry - bleach and fix

    spotted on youtube.

    May 1, 2017

  • mustgo soup is made from the leftovers in the fridge which 'must go'

    April 29, 2017

  • a fist bump

    April 29, 2017

  • Allegedly cures 'running of the reines' or Gonorrhoea.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=U08PAAAAYAAJ&vq=mithri&pg=RA2-PA388

    April 28, 2017

  • archaic term found in an archaic book from the 1600's relating to Animals and Minerals.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=U08PAAAAYAAJ

    Page 479 has Spirit Animals.

    April 28, 2017

  • I'm not sure if this renders on phones and desktops, but this is a heiroglyphic character of a guy with his hands up... I like to think this is the Heiroglyphic shruggie. (it's not)

    April 28, 2017

  • spotted Trexit here http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/turkey-council-of-europe-1.4085168

    "Looking for 'a way out': Turkey mulls a 'Trexit'"

    April 27, 2017

  • Spotted again in 2017 a Turkey Exit from the EU, similar to Brexit and Grexit

    April 27, 2017

  • snot otter's not an otter

    it's a type of salamander

    April 26, 2017

  • film developer made from coffee and vitamin C

    April 26, 2017

  • I listed gullible just to make everyone look. :)  word (44k)
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ always has a count of 1.  test 47k

    April 24, 2017

  • 13k lookups

    April 24, 2017

  • Looked up over 69k times.

    April 24, 2017

  • sorry for the jargon. Pretty much everything IEEE or NASA is Jargon.

    https://www.nas.nasa.gov/hecc/resources/viz_systems.html

    April 24, 2017

  • 2017 - a newly discovered stream of glowing gas spotted in the night sky.

    "Testing showed it appeared to be a hot stream of fast-flowing gas in the higher reaches of the atmosphere." - spotted in the BBC.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39686055

    The downside to calling a natural phenomenom 'Steve' is that future researchers will have a hard time trying to look it up in journals.

    April 23, 2017

  • the lexicon of doggos and fluffers spotted on NPR

    April 23, 2017

  • Spotted in news as superbug carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae

    Guardian.

    April 23, 2017

  • a massive high definition wall sized display. NASA and Apple have these.
    UC Irvine has one (from 2007 CNN story)
    IEEE has a 2003 description of this  "We describe the hyperwall, a visualization cluster that uses coordinated visualizations for interactive exploration of multidimensional data and simulations. The system strongly leverages the human eye-brain system with a generous 7/spl times/7 array of flat panel LCD screens powered by a Beowulf cluster."

    April 22, 2017

  • Spotted in a PSA as Designated Texter. Someone else who texts While you drive

    April 22, 2017

  • memespeak for a snake

    April 21, 2017

  • Spotted in a Kory Stamper reddit AMA

    "So, here's the thing: most people assume that I am a grammando of the highest order, or that I'm the sort of person who walks around with a Sharpie in my pocket ready to correct bad apostrophization and such."

    April 20, 2017

  • New library name in Vancouver

    it's written in NAPA - North American Phonetic Alphabet

    https://ywcavan.org/sites/default/files/resources/downloads/Pronunciation%20guide%20for%20n%C9%99%CC%81c%CC%93a%CA%94mat%20ct.pdf

    April 20, 2017

  • rfc3492

    it's like a compressed unicode. Instead of each unicode letter being 6 ascii characters (ie. u+1234), it's a starting point for the first character and then uses smaller numbers to represent the relative positions in that alphabet.

    April 19, 2017

  • insult: a little man

    April 19, 2017

  • spotted on twitter: Right Wing Nut Job

    April 19, 2017

  • she hero

    April 19, 2017

  • Efik

    April 18, 2017

  • rhymes with orange

    April 18, 2017

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