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Old 23.04.2020, 14:17
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One of the strange things about living out of England for too long is the speed at which the "left behind" come up with new words...

Brexit, followed Grexit and let's not forget Megxit... and now we have the Covidiots... Coranally coming next.. (no, not really, I just made that one up )

What are your faves of the last years?
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Old 23.04.2020, 14:27
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Trumpism: A highly contagious psychological condition in which someone repeatedly attempts to obscure the truth by denying doing or saying something, despite the evidence, and then further attempts to shift the blame to someone else.
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One of the strange things about living out of England for too long is the speed at which the "left behind" come up with new words...

Brexit, followed Grexit and let's not forget Megxit... and now we have the Covidiots... Coranally coming next.. (no, not really, I just made that one up )

What are your faves of the last years?
No idea what new words are available on the market, maybe check Coop or Migros. Anyways, I always thought that youse limey folks struggle with the basic command of the English language as it is, not sure why you require new ones. I'll get my coat, let the groaning begin.
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Old 23.04.2020, 15:27
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No idea what new words are available on the market, maybe check Coop or Migros. Anyways, I always thought that youse limey folks struggle with the basic command of the English language as it is, not sure why you require new ones. I'll get my coat, let the groaning begin.
Snowflake!

Lovely old word with a fabulous semantic shift!
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Old 23.04.2020, 15:34
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Covfefe
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A good day to start this thread, as the UK and the world celebrates the man who invented the most new words ever ...

snowflake is a very very old word- for several things. I have many in flower in my garden now (taller than snowdrops and flowering about 1 month later).
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One of the strange things about living out of England for too long is the speed at which the "left behind" come up with new words...

Brexit, followed Grexit and let's not forget Megxit... and now we have the Covidiots... Coranally coming next.. (no, not really, I just made that one up )

What are your faves of the last years?

There are names being given to babies coming after this Corona lockdowns. Coronavarians... Pandemonicans. Hmm
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I like ASBO (I like 'aggro' in German), WAG and chav, Z-lister. They are probably not that new but like them.
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Old 23.04.2020, 16:07
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Not exactly new word(s) but the new meaning of alternative facts is quite funny.
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this one left me befuddled when I first heard it : WeatherBomb!

A 'weather bomb' is an unofficial term for a low pressure system whose central pressure falls 24 millibars in 24 hours in a process known as explosive cyclogenesis.
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this one left me befuddled when I first heard it : WeatherBomb!

A 'weather bomb' is an unofficial term for a low pressure system whose central pressure falls 24 millibars in 24 hours in a process known as explosive cyclogenesis.
Love it. Are there any other bombs orbiting around?
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Love it. Are there any other bombs orbiting around?
jägerbomb?

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jägerbomb?
I only know Jäger woollen undergarments.
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No.. this one will knock your socks off
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Noooo, no way. That thing is coming nowhere near me. Anisy queesy.
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Re: New English words...

Not English, but 2 of my favourite Scottish words are nyaff and stramp(ed).


The first refers to guys who are short in stature who are often know it alls, i.e. "my boss is a wee nyaff"


The second is a reference to walking and stepping in something unfortunate "I stramped in dog sh1t" lol. I guess stramp means to stride out.


Husband's dad is from a village on the coast of Kent near Ramsgate, he always refers to gypsies and travellers as diddycoys
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Cockwomble.

My all time favourite from quite a few years back now is the wonderful omnishambles.
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