Wouldn’t it be cool if dictionaries kindly provided a visual representation for their words! A Pictionary perhaps. Not to be confused with the game.
Well, after studying the list of ‘new words’ to be included in the latest version of the Collins Online Dictionary, I felt inspired to pick out a few favourites and crudely try to create their subsequent pictorials for said potential book. Direct interpretation from their given meanings cannot be guaranteed.
(Yes, this word has been added. With the accompanying explanation for its meaning given as ‘thank you’. Please just hit the space bar and type an x will you, as the bigger person in me is going to assume its inclusion has been validated as it is part of a clever Lean initiative to remove waste from typed communications…. otherwise it is just a complete waste of time!!)
Given meaning: a hashtag that is used for critical and abusive comments
Kapow. Batmen eat your social media heart out!!
Given meaning: an expression of enthusiastic approval
One bounce and you’ll be stunnedl! Warning, effects wear off after 30 minutes.
Given meaning: an ardent or obsessive admirer, esp a young man
Edwards rather less well known second cousin. Their relationship was snipped to pieces after a nasty fight broke out in the attic. It was dark up there and Edward grew tired of constantly relighting the candles.
Given meaning: the practice of using the text messaging abbreviation LOL
OMG CY, but FCOL IAT of ‘LOL’ and all its SOB friends! IPN, RU?
Text slang / shorthand?! translation for those not in the know: “Oh my god calm yourself, but for crying out loud I am tired of ‘LOL’ and all its son of a bitch friends. I’m posting naked, are you?”
Given meaning: to create a fictitious scenario that provides an excuse for avoiding unwanted engagements
Chelsea locals are still outraged by the devastating mess left on numerous parks following the annual Bakers Bun Bury event.
I’ve thrown in a few more of the words for sentimental reasons…oh how I can’t wait to use them. Or maybe as I really don’t get why or how they have come to be. No pictures provided as I’ve exhausted my rudimentary paint / powerpoint cut and paste skills. But feel free to get creating!
Given meaning: irritable as a result of feeling hungry
Comment / revised meaning: obesity gets its own vocabulary
Given meaning: (of the seller of a house) to inconvenience (a potential buyer) by withdrawing from an agreement to sell shortly before the purchase is completed
Comment / revised meaning: if I find the house of my dreams but am suddenly victim of a Gazang, the seller will be subject to a serious bashtagging campaign
Given meaning: nothing
Comment / revised meaning: none
Given meaning: a very strict mother who demands that her children reach a high level of achievement
Comment / revised meaning: a determinedly lazy individual who’s potential to succeed rests solely on their ability to live life vicariously through the successes of their spouse
Given meaning: a short high-pitched buzzing sound, as of a bullet or vibrating string
Comment / revised meaning: The name of a highly successful New Zealand mixed touch rugby “franchise” that I once played for… ha!
Please send us any crude pictorials you find yourself thinking of or post them on our Facebook page – the cruder the better.