Newly minted words

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…

Alain

 

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