Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Are you a twixter?...









As the year draws to a close, 'The Guardian' has made a list of its favourite neologisms coined in the last decade. Such words are drawn from across the globe and are categorised by year. Here are some examples...

  • Barbecue Stopper - issue of national importance which will excite voters (Australia 2002)
  • Zhing-Zhong - cheap and substandard goods, often made in Asia (Zimbabwe 2004)
  • Twixters - grown men and women who still live with their parents (U.S. 2005)
  • Anna Kournikova - a poker hand of king and ace; looks good but never wins (2006)
  • Menoporsche - phenomenon of middle-aged men buying sports cars (U.K. 2007)
Others, including the public's own suggestions, can be found here

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