Have you ever caught yourself N.R. (no reaction) in a conversation after hearing unfamiliar words? Words that you may have encountered over the net, chats, and other similar situations but you remain clueless after consulting Mr. Webster. If so, these words may be known as “buzzwords.”
So make way for these commonly used buzzwords and find yourself in a witty discussion.
Origin: a play on the term “window shopping”
Definition: The act of browsing through online shopping sites without buying anything. It’s window shopping minus the walking around the mall.
Usage: Since I don’t have a paycheck yet, I have no choice but do some monitor shopping for now.
Origin: lust + must-have
Definition: Refers to “to-die for” items which you have been wanting to buy (but you don’t really need).
Usage: The latest iPhone is a total lust-have!
Origin: recycle + psychopath
Definition: This word is used to describe someone who is so into recycling that he or she does not want to throw away anything he or she owns.
Usage: Our room is almost starting to look like a junk shop because of my sister who’s a recyclopath.
Origin: food + suffix –phile, which means love
Definition: This is the new term for food enthusiasts. You will often see a foodophile anywhere from gourmet restaurants to weekend food markets.
Usage: I want to try a lot of good restaurants. I’m a certified foodophile.
Origin: Twitter + typo (short for typographical error)
Definition: If you mistyped a word or made an accidental grammatical mistake while tweeting.
Usage: Sorry for the twypo in my last tweet.
Origin: An allusion to the colorful, Christmas dessert
Definition: In fashion, it is the 2012 term for an outfit that has mixed prints that are big and bold. Think Lady Gaga.
Usage: Katy Perry came to the awards show in a fruit salad, but it actually worked for her. She became the center of attention.
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