Definition: to talk back, yell or curse at a digital screen.
Example sentence: ‘I got screen-rage when I read his text message.’
Who hasn’t talked back to their computer or their smartphone? Screen-rage is something almost everyone has experienced. Though ‘rage-quit’ was recently added to OxfordDictionaries.com, screen-rage’s chances look less than stellar. So far, there’s only one example of the word in the Oxford English Corpus – from 2006.
Definition: staring at your phone whilst walking or driving and oblivious of your surroundings.
Example sentence: ‘Staring intently
at her phone, she was completely moblivious to what was going on.’
Moblivious is another term from the sphere of technology that quite a few people might be able to relate to. While certainly a handy and topical
word, its chances of getting included in the dictionary are slim.
Definition: an appropriate time of day for starting to drink bourbon.
Example sentence: ‘Bourbon o’clock just got better.’
This suggestion was clearly inspired by our recent addition of wine o’clock and beer o’clock to OxfordDictionaries.com. Though bourbon may be the drink of choice for some people, the term bourbon o’clock isn’t anywhere close to the popularity of the other two, yet, and will not be added to the dictionary in the foreseeable future.
Definition: a member of the globe.
Example sentence: ‘As a globalian, she felt it was her duty to stand up for other people’s human rights.’
The reason for this coinage was quite a noble one: “If people start feeling proud to tell that they are globalian, territorial boundaries will fade away from their mind and inter-state conflict may reduce.” While certainly an admirable stance, the word’s chances of success do not look good.
Example sentence: ‘I think they’re being sarcaustic.’
Portmanteaus are always popular among the word coiners that contact us. This is one of them. We could find two occurrences of the word in our corpus, but that’s sadly not nearly enough to make it into the dictionary.
Definition: sad and ridiculous.
Example sentence: ‘His comments were sadiculous.’
The reader who suggested this word was equally eager to make the English language more efficient by blending two words into one. However, the same that was said about sarcaustic applies here as well. This word is not yet widely enough used to be considered for inclusion.
Definition: another word for palindrome.
Example sentence: ‘Another good word game is to find a phrase that is a siriris.’
Suggested as an improvement on the word palindrome – which refers to a word spelt the same both backwards and forwards – this word itself is a palindrome, as well as an acronym for ‘Spelled In Reverse It Remarkably Is Same’. But this coinage’s chances out in the real world? Not so good. Try closing your eyes and trying to remember how it’s spelt.
这个词是palindrome（回文）的改良版（回文是指顺着和倒着的写法都一样的词），它本身就是个回文，而且是“Spelled In Reverse It Remarkably Is Same（倒着拼居然也一样）”的首字母缩略语。不过这个词在现实世界中的情况如何呢？不是很好。试一下闭上眼睛，想想它是怎么拼的。