Whilst not usually a participant in Wondrous Words Wednesday a weekly meme hosted by Kathy over at BermudaOnion's Weblog which Pen and Paper regulars Yvonne @ Fiction Books and Suko @ Suko's Notebook regularly take part in I simply had to share these recent additions to the Oxford Dictionary with you.
- Crowdfund: An acceptable form of begging whereby money is raised by a large number of people each contributing a small amount typically via the internet
- Flotus: First Lady Of The United States. Believed to have first been used in reference to the then First Lady, Nancy Reagan
- Fo' Shizzle: Meaning 'for sure', 'certainly'. One can also be 'The Shizzle' meaning the best/most popular thing
- Handsy: Someone who cannot resist touching others
- Meh: Believed to have been used as early as 1992 Meh (indicating a lack of interest) was later made popular by The Simpsons tv show
- Sext: Typically using a mobile phone to send sexually explicit images/messages though according to this site way back in the 1500's it referred to a Christian worship ritual that involved chanting around midday
- Twerk: A sexually provocative dance move made famous by Miley Cyrus though in fact it has been traced back to 1820 when spelt 'Twirk' it meant 'a twisting/jerking movement'
- Twitterati: People with no real talent made famous on a certain social media site
- Yarn Bombing: An 'acceptable form of vandalism' aka street art where lamp posts, benches etc are covered in knitted objects.
Not strange enough? How about these spoof definitions according to the huffingtonpost.co.uk