Monday, 10 February 2014


Word Meaning
Nonliner Someone who rarely or never uses the Internet, usually because they cannot access it.
Noogler New Google employee
Notspot An area where there is slow Internet access or no connection at all.
Noughties The years between 2000 and 2009 which contain a 'nought' (zero), in the same way as other decades are called the 'thirties', 'sixties', etc .
Offshorable Something that can be done or produced in another country, especially at reduced costs.
OH Abbreviation of 'other half', a person's wife, husband or partner.
Omnishambles A totally mismanaged situation characterized by numerous blunders and miscalculations.
Onesie A one-piece garment for adults, rather like a baby’s sleeping suit, usually made of soft material and worn for relaxing or sleeping.
Optics The way a situation appears to the general public, or the impression it gives.
Outernet Traditional media (newspapers, magazines, radio, television) as opposed to the internet.
Overparenting Being excessively protective of one's children in order to guarantee their safety and ensure their success in life.
Oversharing Providing too much information on the Internet (credit card details, personal information, etc.) especially through social network sites.
Overworking class A segment of today's working population where there is a desire or need to work long hours.
Password fatigue Being tired of having to remember a large number of passwords for different electronic devises.
Password wallet An online service where a person’s passwords can be stored and managed.
Paywall A system which restricts access to a website, or certain webpage content, to users who have paid a subscription.
Photobomb Intrude into the background of a photograph just before it is taken.
Pixie cut A short hairstyle for women in which the hair is cut around the ears and cropped in layers so as to create a tousled effect.
Podcast Derived from 'pod' (from Ipod) and 'broadcast'.
A digital file (radio, audio etc.) available on the Internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device.
Quintastic A blend of the adjective 'fantastic' and the prefix 'quin'. An informal way of referring to a person who is aged fifty or over but remains sexy, smart, energetic and successful, especially someone famous. In August 2011 President Barack Obama became a quintastic.
Recessionista Popular new term for a person who succeeds in dressing stylishly on a tight budget.
Ringtone The sound made by a mobile or cell phone to indicate an incoming call.
Road rage Aggressive habits often resulting in violence against other drivers.
Robocall Commercial telemarketing call which plays a recorded message.
Sandwich generation A generation of people who care for the needs of their children as well as those of their own elderly parents.
Screenager A young person or teenager who spends a lot of time in front of the computer screen.
Selfie A photograph that one has taken of oneself (for example a photograph taken with a smartphone).
Shabby-chic Cottage-style decor achieved by using worn or “distressed” furniture and neutral-coloured fabrics, or new items suitably treated to appear old and look comfortable. The result is an elegant overall effect.
Solopreneur A person who is the owner of their business and runs it alone.
Speed dating A method of meeting a potential romantic partner by talking to a group of individuals at an organised event. Participants are rotated to meet each other for no more than eight minutes. They then move on to the next person. At the end they indicate whether they are interested in any of the people they have met.
Sitcom Blend of 'situation' and 'comedy'. A drama, on television, based on humorous everyday situations.
Slumdog Very poor, underprivileged person who lives in an overcrowded squalid area of a city called a slum
Smirt Blend of 'smoke' and 'flirt' Smoking prohibition laws have led to a new sort of social pastime : 'smirting', smokers getting to know each other when outside on the pavement.
Subprime/sub-prime The adjective subprime describes a risky loan, or lending money at a higher rate of interest to borrowers who have a poor credit history.

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