New words in English
The English language is fast in adapting to the changing world and has in recent years acquired many new words. Have you heard these new English words before?
• APPLEPICK - To steal someone's iPhone.
• BLOOK - A blend of 'book' and 'blog': a book written by a blogger.
• BROMANCE - Blend of 'brother' and 'romance'. A close non-sexual relationship between two men.
• COUCH COMMERCE - Buying goods online from one's home.
• ELANCER - A professional person who works from home and provides services on the internet.
• FREEMALE - A woman who is happy to stay single and independent so that she can do what she wants when she wants.
• HOTSPOT - Location in which wireless Internet access is available, for example in airports, hotels, train stations etc. (vs. NOTSPOT - An area where there is slow Internet access or no connection at all)
• INFOMANIA - Constantly checking and responding to email and text messages.
• MOCKTAIL - Non-alcoholic drink that looks like a cocktail.
• NEWBIE - A new member of any group, community, or activity.
• TWEETHEART - A user of the Twitter service who is very popular or admired, or with whom other users communicate a lot.