10 new words in English
In one my previous posts, namely English is Alive, we looked a little at the evolution of vocabulary and the way that words can survive, drift in meaning or die out. With this in mind, here are 10 new words which might make it to the mainsteam English dictionaries of the future or may just fade into oblivion…..
Badassery – I love this one where a noun has been created to describe the behaviour of a badass, in other words, someone with rebellious ways.
Bromance/ Brogrammer – The first relates to a strong male non-sexual friendship. A brogrammer, in contrast to a geek, works in technology, but takes pride in his masculinity at the same time.
Buzzworthy/Buzzkill – two antonyms to express something creating excitement amongst the masses (buzzworthy) and its opposite, advising that the buzz of excitement has been killed off.
Cyberchrondriac – a person who thinks they are ill after reading their about their symptoms on Internet.
Frankenfood – used to describe food created by artificial or scientific means
Humblebrag – to talk about yout achievements , attempting to show modesty, but bragging all the same.
Locavore – a person who sources food locally
Trashion – fashionable items made from old or recycled clothing.
Some of this vocabulary might just be a passing fad. Other words could still be around in the next hundred years. Which of these words do you think have staying power ?