“Words do two major things: They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.” – Jim Rohn
In an effort to stay up-to-date with our ever-changing language, I periodically pay a visit to the Urban Dictionary. Here are a few of my favorite entries since the first of the year.
Echo boomer - the child of a Baby Boomer.
Verbal Handcuffs - When someone won't stop talking (usually about a subject you have no interest in). The talker has verbally forced you to stand there and listen, even though you have given many clues that you have checked out. Examples: vacant stares, looking at your watch, checking your phone, answering in short one word phrases.
Yawn Pong - A game played by tired people. In short, one person yawns and then the other person does. Should the original yawner yawn twice before the second person yawns once, player one has one point.
Redneck Teleprompter - Crib notes written on a public speaker's hand in order to remind him or her what to say during a speech or interview.
iphone effect - shortly after one person in the group brings out their iphone, the rest follow suit, ultimately ending all conversation and eye contact.
Time vampire - Something or someone who literally sucks your time like a vampire sucks blood.
Text-hole - Someone who texts on their cellphone in really inappropriate places, like movie theatres, concerts, plays, or during sex.
Mid-day crisis - when one is in a desperate need for a siesta because they become extremely tired in the afternoon and coffee isn't cutting it any longer.
Tivo timezone - A time period that lags behind real time; that is created by letting the tivo build up enough to skip commercials.
Head Splinter - A painfully annoying song that gets stuck in your head, in extreme cases, impeding everyday tasks.
I’d like to work some of these words into my novels but I’m afraid there may be lots of people that, like me before visiting the Urban Dictionary, would have no idea what I’m talking about.
Have you heard any new words lately? Do you have an entry for the Urban Dictionary?
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