2010’s Five New Words

    nytLogo 2Below are five new words created in 2010, according to New York Times’ Grant Barrett, a lexicographer specializing in slang and new terms.

    Coffice: a coffee shop habitually used as an office by customers, who mooch its space, electricity, Wi-Fi and other resources. Presumably, they pay for the coffee.

    Halfalogue: Half of a conversation, like an overheard cell phone call.

    Mansplainer: A man compelled to explain or give an opinion about everything – especially to women. He speaks, often condescendingly, even if he doesn’t know what he’s talking about or even if it’s none of his business.

    Sofalize: A British marketing term created for people who prefer to stay home and communicate with others electronically.

    Social Graph: The structure of personal networks, who people know and how they know them, especially online. The term probably came from internal lingo within Facebook, but has now spread widely among technology companies.

    Thoughts? Comments? Sofalizings?

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    1. I used to have a library/office in our walk in closet and my husband called it “The Cloffice”. LOL

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