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A ‘lone wolf’ terrorist

A ‘lone wolf’ is one who prefers to act, live, or work alone. A ‘lone wolf terrorist’ is an individual who adopts extremist ideology and chooses to act accordingly, but does so alone, not as a part of a particular group or not under group command or with group assistance. Here is a link to … Continue reading

‘Vaping’

Have you said ‘hello’ yet to your Googlegängers?

Try Googling your name. All the people who come up in the search who share your name are your Googlegängers. This word has been coined by fusing the word google, now pretty much synonymous with the concept of Internet searching and the word dopplegänger, which means ‘double-goer’ and usually used to describe someone who looks … Continue reading

Binge-watching

Have you ever watched an entire season of ‘Breaking Bad’ or ‘House of Cards’ on Netflix at one go?  That’s binge-watching. Binge-watch: to watch multiple episodes of a television programme in rapid succession, typically by means of DVDs or digital streaming; in other words, marathon viewing of several or entire seasons of shows. You may … Continue reading

selfie

Selfie: Take your photo with a smartphone or webcam and upload it to a social media website like Facebook or Twitter, and you’ve got a selfie. Read this: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/aug/29/selfies-holocaust-memorial or this: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/entertainment/09/10/13/spotted-kris-aquino-rides-mrt-takes-selfie

coffice

Easy guess. Coffice: Coffee shop as office. This is a phenomenon increasingly on the rise these days: using a coffee shop to meet clients, work on your laptop and conduct business. So is a nearby Starbucks or Timmy’s your coffice? 🙂  Here’s an article on coffice etiquette:  http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/sam-title/coffice-coffee-shop-etiquette_b_3605501.html

upcycle

upcycling means to use in a new way. I’m sure you know several ways of upcyling those KFC buckets or pickle jars. Here’s how it is use: http://wildoceanfish.ca/upcycle/  

muggle

The word muggle, of Harry Potter fame, meaning ‘a person who possesses no magical skills and abilities,’ is now an accepted word in the Oxford dictionaries, referring to a person who is not conversant with a particular skill. Example: She is a total muggle. No background in acting, no experience, no skills.

crowdfunding

Crowdfunding: obtaining funding for a project, in many cases humanitarian one, by soliciting contribution from a large group of people, especially from an online community or social networking sites. The crowd can already exist as a community but they can also suddenly form from disparate groups around the world who all happen to share an … Continue reading

flake

Flake: an unreliable person. Someone agrees to do something but never follows through. Such a person would cancel appointments repeatedly, often not giving any reason or explanation. A flake will e-mail, text or call you constantly to make plans but will not suddenly call it off at the last minute without explanation. Have you ever … Continue reading

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