CatchThis Blog / new words

Mark Skoultchi

February 15, 2011

I love technology and enjoy keeping a close eye on developing trends. The other day I was reading an article titled¬†What hath Sprint wrought with Kyocera Echo? The article reviews Kyocera’s new phone that has two screens that function independently allowing a user to hyper-task. My first reaction was, “Heck yeah! That sounds like my […]

Mark Skoultchi

July 21, 2010

Word freaks, namers (i.e., word freaks who get paid for their freakishness), and anyone else looking for an etymological chuckle or aha: check out yesterday’s KQED interview of Phil Cousineau, author of the newly published book Wordcatcher. There’s a new word coined every 90 minutes, according to Cousineau, and he discusses the origins of some […]

Mark Skoultchi

July 7, 2010

What do retrosexuals, flotels, and bonus parents have in common? Answer: they’re all in Merriam-Webster’s latest list of Top 10 new¬†words submitted by users. For those who haven’t heard the term before, a bonus parent is a stepparent. (Sounds so much nicer than stepparent, don’t you think? “Step” anything has a not-quite-the-real-deal feeling to it.) […]

Mark Skoultchi

May 4, 2009

Here’s a word I’d love to see in our lexicon: e-bacle noun. A digital snafu of monumental proportions. (The release of insurance claims data to Google Health by that Boston hospital recently was a real e-bacle.)

Laurel Sutton

October 26, 2005

Buzzword of the Day splog: A fake blog created by spammers as a home for their ads and scams. Of the 7,000 new blogs started each day, nearly 10% are now splogs. (Sorry, there’s nothing humorous about this one.) ** It’s short for “spam blog”. Until I got this email, I did not know such […]