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Topic: New words

Who coined the phrase “The 99%”?

One of the most popular slogans at the Occupy Wall Street protest is “We are the 99%!” It refers to everyone outside the upper 1% of incomes. The phrase draws attention to the gulf between the rich and poor, and … Continue reading

New word alert: Cone-ing

Cone-ing is the new planking. Here’s the formula: Bored kids + camera = harmless G-rated mayhem. This time there’s soft-serve involved.

New word alert: Cocooning

The latest workout fad is something called AntiGravity Yoga. There have been a slew of news articles about it this year. Now, thanks to a piece on ABC’s Good Morning America yesterday, this workout has a catchy nickname: Cocooning.

The Old Navy ad Kim Kardashian hates

Kim Kardashian is suing Old Navy over a commercial featuring actress Melissa Molinaro, who is basically copying her look. Here’s the ad in question:

New word roundup

Here are a few words that have emerged recently and seem to be sticking around.

New word alert: Mansplaining

To mansplain is for a man to tell a woman something she already knows, with a condescending undercurrent of sexism. It’s based on the verb to explain and is conjugated the same way. As far as I can tell, the … Continue reading

New word alert: Acqhire

Here’s a word I have just started seeing: Acqhire. It is a portmanteau word, made of pieces of other words… “acquire” and “hire.”

New word alert: De-neutered

Donald Trump loves to talk, and while talking on Fox & Friends April 4, he invented a new word: De-neutered. Here’s what he said:

New word alert: Squirmish

Sarah Palin has invented another new word. Here she is on Fox News, March 28: “I haven’t heard the president say that we are at war. That’s why I too, am not knowing, do we use the term intervention, do … Continue reading