06 Ноя New words in English
Вы когда-нибудь испытывали необходимость придумать новое слово? В мире постоянно появляются новые слова, в связи с этим Коллинз/Collins, один из крупнейших в мире издателей словарей, презентовал веб-сайт под названием Collins Word Exchange. Любой желающий со всего мира может прислать свои предложения для новых слов. Вот некоторые из них:
this word was recently coined in the US. It refers to a child between the ages of eight and thirteen. Sam, Minnesota.
somebody like a vegetarian who sometimes eats meat for a reason (i.e. it’s Thanksgiving Day). Or a non-smoker who has a cigarette after a meal sometimes. Bob, Texas.
a meal that you eat combining lunch and dinner. Similar to “brunch” (which is a combination of breakfast and lunch). Greg, New York City.
everybody uses it, but it still hasn’t become a real word. Can they just make “funner” a word? Well, they should. Sally, Wisconsin.
blaming the world for one’s own self-imposed problems. This word comes from the name of the former government minister
David Blunkett. Paula, England
I would add this word, which is an expression of bewilderment.
I’m a fan of using the word “widget” to describe the USB memory keys/ sticks that have stealthily become completely indispensable.
I believe there are many words that need to be added to the dictionary that President Bush has made up, including
“misunderestimate”. Mary, Boston.
my young son came up with a new word to describe why he didn’t need to wear a coat to school: he explained that
he was “uncoldable” (i.e. he couldn’t get cold). Mark, Dubai.
the combination of “to guess” and “to estimate”. Wonderful. Steve, Canada.
as you know, many countries have banned smoking in pubs. As a result, those who can’t resist the urge to light up are obliged to stand outside. This has led to a new phenomenon known as “smirting”, which is basically a combination of “smoking” and “flirting”. Many do it, so it should be in the dictionary. Rory, Dublin.
А какие новые «авторские» слова добавили бы Вы?