Advanced search

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

(21 Posts)
flimflammum Sun 19-Jul-09 14:51:27

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?


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

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: