Tuesday, September 05, 2006

modern english

the telegraph reports on some of the new words that are entering the chambers dictionary.

these include "bingo wings" (flaps of skin that hang down from the upper arm) and "muffin top" (the roll of fat that spills over a pair of low-cut trousers). also in there are "sudoku", "i-pod" & "islamophobe".

my pet peeves these days include "to impact", rather than to have an impact on something; "to resonate" as an alternative to empathy and "to piggyback" on something someone else has said. yccccccccchhhhhhhhh!

one of my favourite words at the moment is 'palaver'. mind you, 'muffin top' is a good one!

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