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What's the worst newly invented word you've come across. I've just seen...

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flimflammum Sun 19-Jul-09 14:51:27

'updation'
ugh!
I know, I know, new words are the lifeblood of the language and all that, but nevertheless...

cornsillk Sun 19-Jul-09 14:53:13

what does it mean?

LovelyTinOfSpam Sun 19-Jul-09 14:58:38

updated information?

horrible.

flimflammum Sun 19-Jul-09 15:01:02

It was on a website, I can't remember the exact sentence but it was saying something like, please wait a few seconds for updation - i.e. for the site to update itself.

cornsillk Sun 19-Jul-09 15:03:01

Oh that's awful! Stupid word.

cookielove Sun 19-Jul-09 15:13:02

mahoosive - which is my favourite word, a cross between massive and er something else, or actually maybe it really it is a word and i'm crazy and crap with words

flimflammum Sun 19-Jul-09 15:18:18

'mahoosive' is lovely, creative and funny. I mean words that make you cringe.

purepurple Sun 19-Jul-09 15:18:35

I struggled with no-brainer when I first heard it blush
I had to get DH to explain it

cookielove Sun 19-Jul-09 15:24:49

oh good, thats ok then, what makes me cringe at nursery is 'whatdoing?' said by children and parents to children, i don't like how a sentances has become one word even though it is really two, makes me shiver when i hear them say it

DadInsteadofMum Mon 20-Jul-09 13:23:07

chillaxing angry

Trikken Mon 20-Jul-09 13:39:17

I was going to say chillaxing, its awful.

KingRolo Mon 20-Jul-09 13:39:20

I know it's not new but 'guestimation' makes my teeth itch.

HensMum Mon 20-Jul-09 13:41:26

staycation. Hate it.

BintOfBohemia Mon 20-Jul-09 13:44:50

"SuBo" really makes me want to throw, is it such effort to print her name FFS?!

DadInsteadofMum Mon 20-Jul-09 22:17:36

Adam Hills as part of his act a couple of years ago did a whole section on the wrongness of inventing new words when there were perfectly acceptable one already there, his pet hat was sportsman who had bouncebackability - the word you want is resilience.

DadInsteadofMum Mon 20-Jul-09 22:18:41

I of course meant pet hate - he did not keep a small trilby in a cage and take it for occasional walks.

harpsichordcarrier Mon 20-Jul-09 22:21:08

By purepurple on Sun 19-Jul-09 15:18:35
I struggled with no-brainer when I first heard it
I had to get DH to explain it

sorry but PMSL ...

when I had horror pleasure of working for a US corporation, I was asked on a weekly basis to contractize a product offer.
<fingernails down blackboard>

fruitstick Mon 20-Jul-09 22:22:07

Factoid. It is now everywhere. It's a fact you idiot, wtf is the oid for!

Threadworm2 Mon 20-Jul-09 22:22:51

But the best new word (well, not quite new but newly common) is scrappage (as in scrappage allowance).

I love that word. It just makes me happy.

muggglewump Mon 20-Jul-09 22:23:04

Peeps, and I actually heard someone refer to one peep the other day.
It sends me into a rage.

ListHolder Mon 20-Jul-09 22:23:04

arf at DIOM and his hat

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