I thought that I possessed a fairly decent vocabulary, but new words are creeping up every day in our speech and I am sometimes at loss to understand their meaning.
Below are some of these newly minted words that I recently came across.
Crowdfunding: crowdfunding is the use of small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance a new business venture.
Decarceration: release from imprisonment also: the practice or policy of reducing the number of people subject to imprisonment.
Eco-anxiety: persistent worries about the future of Earth
Fag Hag: a heterosexual woman who seeks out or particularly enjoys the company of gay men.
Froyo: Frozen yogurt
GOAT. Acronym for “Greatest Of All Time.”
Misgendering: to identify the gender of (a person, such as a transsexual or transgender person) incorrectly (as by using an incorrect label or pronoun).
Panpanic: a strong feeling of fear experienced by many people during the covid-19 pandemic, leading to a lack of reasonable thought and action.
Pansexual – emotional attraction towards people regardless of their sex or gender identity.
Rat tamer: a psychologist or psychiatrist, Australian informal
Regenuary a movement organized in January that encourages people to eat food that is seasonal, local, and produced using regenerative farming techniques.
Sadfishing: a term used to describe a behavioral trend where people make exaggerated claims about their emotional problems to generate sympathy
Staycation: a vacation spent at home or nearby.
Stretchologist: someone who helps you improve your posture and become more flexible by showing you how to stretch properly.
Try one of those words with some of your friends or during a job interview. It might impress (or not) some of them…