Saturday, September 25, 2010

New Words

I wanted to make a list of 'new' words that have appeared in the last few years, but it seems to be much shorter than I thought. These are the ones I have noticed recently:
  • sliders. I still am not 100% sure of what that means (a bite-sized hamburger?). Plus there is the Spanish version, tortas, (is this the same as a slider?) which I see advertised at convenience stores.
  • hoodies. I know this has been around for a while now, but it was not being used when I left in 2002. I still have a hard time saying it.
  • blackberry. I know it's a phone. I think it's probably the cool phone that predated the iPhone, but I'm only guessing about that.
  • texting. I get it, but I have to work at remembering to say it. We use the term SMS in Ukraine (as does the rest of Europe), which is what I'm more accustomed to saying.
Of course there are more technology words, but that's to be expected. I'm there are plenty more that I've left off, and there are the words that have shifted meanings, but this is enough food for thought for now.

Are there any words that you can think of that are 'new'?