Thursday, September 27, 2012

Keeping Up with the English Language

The dictionary is G R O W I N G again!
Here are a few words and phrases that have been added recently (as entries or sub-entries). I've put each in a sentence so you can figure out the meaning.

When you write, it's OK to use words above the reading level of your reader, but make sure your sentence gives a clue to its meaning.

Misha got a brain cramp from studying her multiplication flash cards.
I'm not a vegetarian because I occasionally eat meat; therefore, I am a flexitarian.
Devon never understood how cloud computing invisibly saved names in her address book.
Dad's man cave has a big screen TV and the best stereo system in the whole house.
The mashup between "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol and "Every Breath You Take" by the Police is one of Kayla's favorites.
During geocaching, the family used their car's GPS to locate a hidden box filled with treasure.
Michael tried to convince the principal that his school cafeteria was an obesogenic place to eat.

Have you come across new words that you like?
What are they, and do you use them mostly in speech, or in your writing, too?

Peace Out,

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