Thursday, March 11, 2010

Learn a word daily

Fashionista - Person who dresses according to the latest fashion trends

Flexitarian - A vegetarian who sometimes eats meat or fish

Freemale - A woman who is happy to stay single and independent so that she can do what she wants when she wants.

Funkinetics - A form of energetic step aerobics that mixes exercise and soul music.

Gastropub - A pub which, in addition to beer and alcoholic drinks, offers gastronomic cuisine.

Gastrosexuals - A new generation of men who see cooking more as a hobby than a household chore, and use their cooking skills to impress friends and potential partners.

Hoody or hoodie - A person, especially a youth, wearing a hooded top.

Hotspot - Location in which wireless Internet access is available for example airports, hotels, train stations, etc.

Infomania - Constantly checking and responding to email and text messages.

Infotainment - Blend of 'information' and 'entertainment'. Online services connected to information and leisure activities.

It bag - High-priced designer handbag that is the bag "of the moment", or a "must-have" item.

Jumbrella - Blend of 'jumbo' and 'umbrella'. Very large umbrella set above tables outdoors at a coffee shop, pub or restaurant.

Mailbomb - To deliberately try to disrupt another computer system by sending massive amounts of email to it.

Meritocracy - The idea that merit and individual effort determine one’s success rather than wealth or birth.

Mocktail - Non-alcoholic drink that looks like a cocktail.

Netbook - Small laptop computer which weighs less than 3 pounds and has a 7 to 10 inch screen.

Netiquette - Blend of 'network' and 'etiquette'. Set of rules governing appropriate behaviour and courtesy on the internet.

Netizen - Blend of 'internet' and 'citizen'. A person who spends an excessive amount of time on the internet.

Notspot - An area where there is slow Internet access or no connection at all.

Noughties - The years between 2000 and 2009 which contain a 'nought' (zero), in the same way as other decades are called the 'thirties', 'sixties', etc .

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