Today’s post comes from Barbara in Rivertown.
Ever wonder, Baboons, what a “vlog” is, or how long the word “selfie” has been around? Here’s an article with 50 words that have been added to the dictionary since the beginning of this millennium, compiled by “Stacker” in this article .
Of course, they haven’t included anything from our own Glossary of Accepted Terms, but then, we haven’t added anything to our G.O.A.T for 2½ years now. Here’s what I’ve compiled since the last time .
Accordion calendar – a schedule with a too-concentrated number of days, followed by a more spacious number of days.“ Mostly I’ve fine with what I signed up for, except when too many things are required close together – it seems to occur sort of like an accordion playing.” Barbara in Rivertown August 27, 2019 at 4:31 pm
Adiophra – insignificant things that one allows to make one’s life one of stress and worry. “My main worry is that my flight from Bismarck isn’t delayed and I make my connecting flight in Minneapolis. My worries are adiophra.” reneeinnd says: March 29, 2017 at 5:42 pm
Akrasia – Weakness of the will, by which we do that which we really want to do in the full knowledge that we should be doing something else. [I lost track of the origin of this one – anyone remember whose it is?]
Arrghify – to increase the intensity of, as in: “You should teach them all how to POWERIFY that! Actualizify! Collaboratify! incentivisify!” xdfben September 25, 2018 at 10:45 pm
[Arrghify belongs in our dictionary NorthShorer September 25, 2018 at 11:14 pm ]
Cliffy – a piece of arcane knowledge, a la Cliff on the TV Series Cheers, as here: “Nice Cliffy.” Linda March 3, 2019 at 9:05 pm …. in response to: “Blue Mound State park in Luverne, MN has one of the most genetically pure bison herds in the country.” reneeinnd March 3, 2019 at 11:20 am …
Farcher – a cross between a farmer and rancher, as in: “I used to spend the first week of November with my farcher friend, Larry.” July 3, 2019 at 10:19 am Minnesota Steve
Geezer chute – I think your observations about what is being made are correct – not that you are spiraling down the geezer chute… verily sherrilee September 26, 2018 at 2:45 pm
Marie Kondo – verb transitive: to make things disappear, as in: “Can we Marie Kondo the heck out of this snow? It no longer brings me joy…” ANNA, March 2, 2019 at 11:44 am
Opposite equivalent – an alternative alternative (?) “Perhaps the opposite equivalent (I just invented that phrase!) is going outside every night before bed and standing for a few minutes.” xdfben January 28, 2019 at 12:33 pm
Tsundoku — A Japanese word for the guilt-pile of books you’ve bought but haven’t yet read. PlainJane May 1, 2018 at 1:06 pm
What new word would you like to see added to the world-wide dictionary? OR, what word would you like to never hear again?