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kidult

kidult: an adult who behaves like a child. Read: http://bigthink.com/amped/kidult-vs-adult-americas-next-great-divide

intexticated

Intexticated: distracted by the act of texting to such a degree that one seems intoxicated, used specifically for driving. See how the word has been used here: http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2013-01-03/amarillos-crackdown-intexticated-drivers-begins http://www.driving.ca/microsites/driver-education/driving+while+intexticated/7611623/story.html http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azg4Wv-lHFM

epic fail

epic fail Similar to fail, but at an even larger, more pitiful scale. Sometimes so pitiful or pathetic, some will either sympathize that person or will not say anything, due to the fail being so large that words cannot describe it. Read: http://www.topgear.com/epicfail/ Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd2f0VLzsDs

couch commerce

Couch commerce: Online shopping from home, in fact from the comfort of your couch: starting right from ordering pizza to using amazon.ca and ebay. See how the phrase has been used: http://www.forbes.com/sites/fredcavazza/2011/10/25/are-you-ready-for-couch-commerce/ http://www.marketingpilgrim.com/2012/07/the-rise-of-couch-commerce-infographic.html

ambitextrous

Ambitextrous: being able to use both hands with equal ease while texting. Given the amount of time spent on their phones, I can safely assume that most teens these days are ambitextrous.  

photobombing

Photobombing: To move within a frame right before it’s taken, therefore ruining the shot for the original posers, or appear unexpectedly (like a bomb) in a photograph. So if you crane your neck to put yourself in the picture or make a face in the background, you’re photobombing. Check this out: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/21/malia-obama-photobomb_n_2522543.html And this is … Continue reading

Frankenstorm

Frankenstorm: A hurricane and winter storm hybrid, involving a “monster” combination of high winds, heavy rain, extreme tides and snow. A frankenstorm carries with it a risk of fatalities, power outages and severe property damage. Remember Sandy? That was a frankenstorm. Here’s how it is used: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/10/26/frankenstorm-us-canada-sandy.html  

shoulder surfer

shoulder surfer: One who watches another person do something (such as use a computer or ATM or fill out a form) to obtain private information. See how it has been used here: http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/s/shousurf.htm

a slip of thumb

A slip of the thumb: A slip of the thumb is an unintentional mistake made while texting or e-mailing from a hand held device, resulting in embarrassing or funny consequence. You could either send the text or e-mail to the wrong person because of a slip of the thumb or may have mistakes in spellings … Continue reading

troll

Troll: One meaning of troll is of course, the monster who lives under a bridge and eats goats. J But here’s the new meaning, in the context of the Internet. It’s an Internet slang. A troll is one who deliberately makes provocative comments on virtual message boards with the intention of causing maximum disruption and … Continue reading

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