Collins Dictionary needs new entries for its latest edition!
This year it’s decided to enlist Twitter’s help. They’re giving you the chance to vote on the new word, and the candidates are as follows:
adj. The state of being adorable and dorky at the same time. Usually achieved by incredibly attractive, famous people who sometimes pull funny faces photos.
Examples: Zooey Deschanel, Jennifer Lawrence falling over at the Oscars, Cara Delevingne
noun. A large blockage in a sewage system.
Examples: Grease, coffee granules, rats
noun. Neighbourhoods popular with the gay community.
Examples: The Castro, Kemp Town, Vauxhall
noun. A Selfie taken by a farmer
Examples: We’ve absolutely no clue. If you’ve ever seen a ‘Felfie,’ contact us immediately then maybe go outside for a bit.
noun. A involuntary reaction experienced by a certain demographic when confronted with a camera.
Examples: Teens, Instagram, Snapchat, ducks
verb. Non-specific, passive-aggressive social media shade-throwing designed to provoke a reaction.
Examples: ‘SMDH. Guess I found out who my REAL friends are.’ ‘If I didn’t already hate my life enough, now this happens. I can’t even.’
OK we’ve had frack off and fracking hell. No more. No Motherfrackers, Frack me!,Not fracking likely,Don’t give a frack, Frack a duck!—
Bill Oddie Official (@BillOddie) August 05, 2013
noun. An activist who protests fracking.
Examples: Caroline Lucas, Bill Oddie
noun. Pro-Europe protests in Ukraine, named after the square in Kiev
Examples: The pro-Europe protests in Ukraine, named after the square in Kiev
noun. A selfie taken while wearing no make-up, to raise awareness of cancer charities.
Examples: The next woman you see, probably the next man too
19 May 2014 | 6:07 pm – Source: metro.co.uk