If you love creative new words to describe things you can check out one of my favourite sites Word Spy. I have nothing to do with the site apart from being a big fan.
I love the wit – and in some cases how the simple tweak of a word or even a letter can make new meanings.
Yes, I’m a self-confessed Word Nerd!
Some cool social media new words or neologisms are:
Social Notworking – when you are spending so much time on Social networking sites that you are not working.
Querty tummy – when you get sick especially with a stomach virus from working on a germ-laden keyboard.
And on a different topic….
You know about transvestites who like dressing up – well there a new term for people who are not cowboys who like to dress up as cowboys – and they’re called transWESTites
I heard a new word yesterday from a friend who told me that her latest “thing” is to have a crafternoon –getting together with her girlfriends and drinking and eating and chatting and laughing while they did their different craft projects.
Here’s a link to more about the crafternoon delight.
And here’s that link to Word Spy – you can search the particular categories that interest you.
So who is writing the tweetest thing?
If you like words and wordplay, pop culture and sweet diversions – I think we have common interests.
I’m a journalist and musician turned communication trainer and consultant who now gets paid to be a word nerd – helping people improve their writing and presenting.
I’m a massive fan of the communication styles of Obama, Steve Jobs and Bono from U2.
When I like something I tend to really “get into it” – so I’m also a massive fan of Star Wars and Modern Family and retro.