Sunday, June 5, 2016

New Slang Words added to the Dictionary

The English language is ever evolving and changing and new words are constantly being added to the dictionary. Here I have listed some new slang words that are becoming common. Have fun with these and see if you can use them in a sentence. Send me your sentences and I will correct a few and put them on the blog!

awesomesauce, adj: (US informal) extremely good; excellent

bestie: Informal. a person’s best friend.

binge watch : watch multiple episodes one after the other often by digital streaming or DVDs.

brain fart, n: (informal) a temporary mental lapse or failure to reason correctly

for realsies : 
This is usually used when you are surprised to learn something. Or it can be used to add how serious you are being about something.

fur baby, n: a person’s dog, cat or other furry pet

Grexit, n: the potential withdrawal of Greece from the eurozone.

lifehack: a tip, trick, or efficient method for doing or managing a day-to-day task or activity

smartwatch: a computing device that resembles a wristwatch and is attached to a band worn around the wrist.
vape : Inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by an e-cigarette.

Woot : an exclamation of joy or excitement

English Words

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This is an entertaining show which is sure to challenge your vocabulary use.  You will learn word formation, idioms, historical facts and other advanced uses of the English language. This is also a great way to improve your listening and comprehension skills. This is a radio show aimed at native speakers so you will find it very advanced but try it out and see how you do!