Friday, April 08, 2016

New English Words

Language is alive and forever changing. English is, by far, the fastest-growing language in the world. Reports say that ten new words, expressions or acronyms are coined every day in English. Here are some I have compiled recently. If you know of a new term and want to contribute to this list, you are welcome to do so by posting a comment below.

shit storm =perverse consequence of cyber bullying.

nomophobia =panic of not having your mobile phone near you.

mumager =when a young artist's mother acts as his/her manager.

FOMO =Fear Of Missing Out any information or development when part of a social network.

infomania =the compulsive desire to check or accumulate news and information, typically via mobile phone or computer.

infoxication =information overdose as a result of infomania.

unfriend =remove someone from a list of friends or contacts on a social networking site.

oversharing =disclosing too much personal information or too many details about oneself online.

e-quaintance =a person who you only "know" through online networking.

cyberchondriac =one who imagines he/she is ill, having just read about the symptoms on the Internet.

flash mob =a large public gathering at which people perform an unusual or seemingly random act and then disperse, typically organized by means of the internet or social media.

crowdsourcing =letting the public make decisions when organizing events.

photobomb =to intrude into the background of a photograph without the subject's knowledge.

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