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)