Posted: September 11, 2008 in Mumblings

Extract from a short article that appeared in  page 13 of The Sun ( dated 2nd sept)Feeling stressed or anxious at an inability to access the internet? Don’t worry you are not alone and now there is a word for it ‘discomgoogalation’ .The term comes from discombobulate – which means to confuse or frustrate and Google .’The profeliration of broadband has meant for the first time in history we’ve entered a culture of instant answers’, said psychologist Dr David Lewis, who identified discomgogalation by measuting heart rates and brainwave activities.’

Hehe, like that also can ?

Some new entries into the Concise Oxford English Dictionary recent new addition ( 2nd July 2008) (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2235642/Custard-Cream-is-new-entry-in-Concise-Oxford-English-Dictionary.html  )

muffin top – roll of fat visible above the top of a pair of women’s tight-fitting low-waisted trousers.

demob-happy- feeling elated because one is about to leave a stressful or responsible job or situation.

Leetspeak – informal language or code used in Internet chatrooms, email, etc., in which numerals or special characters are used to represent standard letters.

Locavore – person whose diet consists only or principally of locally grown or produced food

 And back in 2004 Even Austin Powers  made some contribution to the dictionary…

(http://www.askoxford.com/pressroom/archive/coed11new/?view=uk). Groovy or what !

n. informal a person closely resembling a smaller or younger version of another.
– origin the name of a cloned character in the film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999).

Some new words ( that hadn’t claim a position in the dictionary yet  ) http://languagestyle.suite101.com/article.cfm/new_words_for_2008

Blamestorming: Combination of blaming and brainstorming. Used when co-workers sit around trying to figure out who is at fault for a missed deadline or botched project. “The client wasn’t happy. You know the boss will want to have a blamestorming session.”

 Earjacking: Eavesdropping on a conversation. “That guy at that table over there is earjacking us!”

Trivia :

The longest name for a place http://www.fun-with-words.com/word_longest.html

A hill in New Zealand. This Maori name was in general use, but is now generally abbreviated to Taumata. The name means: the summit of the hill, where Tamatea, who is known as the land eater, slid down, climbed up and swallowed mountains, played on his nose flute to his loved one.

Putting these words that i learnt into practise :

John knew that his colleagues were blamestorming him for the failure of securing the million dollar project.  He knew it because he was earjacking their conversation at the canteen yesterday. The next day, he handed in  his resignation letter. He thought to himself – maybe I was trying too hard to impress my boss, trying to be his mini-me and offended my colleagues, anyway, I am a free man now. He was surprised that he felt demob happy. He hadn’t felt this happy for a while.

 The first thing John did after leaving his office was to the travel agent , the lady behind the desk has a sweet face and was very friendly but John swallowed  his invitation  of  asking her out for a drink after seeing her muffin top when she walked to the other side of the office to retrieve his newly printed tickets.

It was a long flight, John had a discomgogalation feeling, this is worse than losing my mobile, he thought , after many hours of struggling, he fell asleep.

It has been 15 days since John landed in beautiful NZ and  making Taumata­whaka­tangi­hanga­koauau­o­tamatea­turipukaka­piki­maunga­horo­nuku­pokai­whenua­kitana­tahu his home,  on the 16th day his pulse stopped…..the postmortem report that came out a few days later revealed that John died of hunger. ….why lerrr..? because John was a locavore mahhhh so he hadn’t been eating since he left  his Malaysian home lorr…


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