Η λέξη της χρονιάς

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Infovore-the Macquarie Dictionary word of the year.

Infovore: a person who craves information, especially one who takes advantage of their ready access to it on digital devices

http://theconversation.com/the-macquarie-dictionary-word-of-the-year-is-22522


Word of the year finalists in each category:

• Agriculture - dining boom

• Arts - fanfic

• Business - showrooming

• Colloquial - facepalm

• Communications - churnalism

• Eating and Drinking - coffee cupping

• Environment - firescape

• Fashion - onesie

• General Interest - watch and act

• Health - enabler

• Internet - Streisand effect

• Politics - marriage equality

• Social Interest - generation debt

• Sport - barefoot running

• Technology - dumb phone

http://www.news.com.au/national/macquarie-dictionary-announces-infovore-and-onesie-as-their-words-of-2013/story-fncynjr2-1226817607340
 

daeman

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Infovore-the Macquarie Dictionary word of the year.

Infovore: a person who craves information, especially one who takes advantage of their ready access to it on digital devices
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Πληροφοριοβόρος, λογικά, όπως σαρκοβόρος, αιμοβόρος, ενεργοβόρος.

Εκτός από ένα διήγημα εφ εκεί, έχει ένα εύρημα σε σχετική διδακτορική διατριβή του 2005, από το τμήμα Μηχανικών Η/Υ και Πληροφορικής του Πολυτεχνείου της Πάτρας:

Οι τεχνολογικές καινοτομίες των τελευταίων ετών οδήγησαν σε μια εκρηκτική αύξηση της καταγεγραμμένης ψηφιακής πληροφορίας, με το web (Παγκόσμιος Ιστός) να έχει μετατραπεί σε μια τεράστια αποθήκη που δεν ελέγχεται από κανέναν, ενώ όλο και περισσότεροι άνθρωποι καθημερινά πλοηγούνται στις (ιστo)σελίδες του σε μια προσπάθεια να ικανοποιήσουν την “πρωτόγονη” ανάγκη τους για πληροφόρηση.
Σύμφωνα με τον Dennett (1991) οι άνθρωποι μπορούν να χαρακτηριστούν σαν ένα είδος πληροφοριοβόρων (informavores) που “αναζητούν, συγκεντρώνουν, μοιράζονται και καταναλώνουν πληροφορίες σε βαθμό που δεν μπορεί να προσεγγιστεί από άλλους οργανισμούς”.
http://nemertes.lis.upatras.gr/jspui/bitstream/10889/272/1/200.pdf
 

daeman

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• Arts - fanfic

fanfiction

• Colloquial - facepalm


• Health - enabler

enabler


• Internet - Streisand effect

the Streisand effect = το φαινόμενο Στράισαντ


• Communications - churnalism

χυμοσιογραφία


• Politics - marriage equality


Περί άνισων ευκαιριών


• Eating and Drinking - coffee cupping

Καφενείο το κάναμε...


• Sport - barefoot running

ξυπολυταρία


• Technology - dumb phone:

dumbphone

:whistle:
 

daeman

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Ξεχάσαμε το unfriend και την ανάγκη να το προσεγγίσουμε σαν νέο όρο.
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Wiktionary: unfriend, verb

Etymology: From Middle English unfreond, onfrend, equivalent to un- +friend. Cognate with Scots unfrend (“unfriend”). Compare Old English unfriþmann, unwine.

1. (rare) To sever as friends.
1659, Thomas Fuller, The Appeal of Injured Innocence" I hope, sir, that we are not mutually Unfriended by this Difference which hath happened betwixt us."

2. (Internet) To defriend; to remove from one's friends list (eg on a social networking website).
2007, Mia Consalvo, Caroline Haythornthwaite, Internet Research Annual: Volume 4 "I asked her why, she said it was because I didn't comment, and I shrugged and said whatever. I didn't unfriend her."


OED: unfriend, v.

1659 FULLER App. Inj. Innoc. iii. xxxj b, I hope, Sir, that we are not mutually Unfriended by this Difference which hath happened betwixt us.
 

daeman

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Vape

Oxford Dictionaries announced today (18 November) that they have made vape their international Word of the Year 2014.
This odd little word, with its compounds, has risen from almost total obscurity to high fashion in less than half a decade. The award has been made because its use has more than doubled in the past year alone.

It’s now widely known that if you vape, you inhale and exhale the vapour produced by electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or e-cigs). These contain a solution of water and glycerin plus nicotine and flavourings. This mixture is passed over a hot filament to deliver it as a vapour. Using an e-cigarette makes you a vaper. The action is vaping, and a single inhalation and exhalation is a vape. The e-cigarette is also sometimes itself called a vape.
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vapeurs anglaises :laugh:
 

nickel

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Λέξη του 2014 σύμφωνα με τα Λεξικά της Οξφόρδης: vape = καπνίζω ηλεκτρονικό τσιγάρο / τον ατμό ηλετσιγάρου («ατμίζω» αν θέλετε :-) )

(Ναι, είδα την... εξάτμιση του daeman...)

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2014/11/oxford-dictionaries-word-year-vape/
http://wordspy.com/index.php?word=vape
http://news.in.gr/world/article/?aid=1231364672

Άλλες διεκδικήτριες του τίτλου:

  • bae n. used as a term of endearment for one’s romantic partner.
  • budtender n. a person whose job is to serve customers in a cannabis dispensary or shop.
  • contactless adj. relating to or involving technologies that allow a smart card, mobile phone, etc. to contact wirelessly to an electronic reader, typically in order to make a payment. (ανέπαφος, ανεπαφικός)
  • indyref, n. an abbreviation of ‘independence referendum’, in reference to the referendum on Scottish independence, held in Scotland on 18 September 2014, in which voters were asked to answer yes or no to the question ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’
  • normcore n. a trend in which ordinary, unfashionable clothing is worn as a deliberate fashion statement.
  • slacktivism, n., informal actions performed via the Internet in support of a political or social cause but regarded as requiring little time or involvement, e.g. signing an online petition or joining a campaign group on a social media website; a blend of slacker and activism. (εδώ)
 

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Macquarie Dictionary - Word of the Year 2014

mansplain

verb (t) Colloquial (humorous) (of a man) to explain (something) to a woman, in a way that is patronising because it assumes that a woman will be ignorant of the subject matter.
[MAN + (EX)PLAIN with s inserted to create a pronunciation link with explain]
–mansplaining, noun

Peoples choice award:

share plate

noun a serving in a restaurant designed as multiple small portions so that several diners can share the same dish.

Honourable mentions:

lifehacking

noun the application of strategies or shortcuts used to simplify or improve any aspect of one's life.
[LIFE + HACKING2]
–lifehacker, noun

binge watching

noun the practice of viewing a favourite television series, seeing many episodes in one extended sitting.
Also, binge viewing.

bamboo ceiling

noun a barrier created by prejudice which hampers the progress of Asian Australians to positions of leadership in government and business institutions.
[modelled on GLASS CEILING]


The Commitee would also like to give a dishonourable mention to selfie stick for being inescapable.
 

daeman

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Word of the Year 2016 is...

After much discussion, debate, and research, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016 is post-truth – an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief’.


Oxford Dictionaries announces the Word of the Year for 2016, as well as our shortlisted words adulting, alt-right, Brexiteer, chatbot, coulrophobia, glass cliff, hygge, Latinx, and woke. Script provided by guest writer and cultural commentator Neil Midgley.

Why was this chosen?

The concept of post-truth has been in existence for the past decade, but Oxford Dictionaries has seen a spike in frequency this year in the context of the EU referendum in the United Kingdom and the presidential election in the United States. It has also become associated with a particular noun, in the phrase post-truth politics.

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nickel

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Κι εγώ αναρωτιέμαι αν έγινε τίποτα τέτοιο φέτος.

Οι ίδιοι το εξηγούν ως εξής:

The data collated by our editors shows a fivefold increase in usage of youthquake in 2017 compared to 2016, the word having first struck in a big way in June with the UK’s general election at its epicentre.

Αγγλοσάξονες... Τον μικρόκοσμό τους περιγράφουν. :)
 

Neikos

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Αγγλοσάξονες... Τον μικρόκοσμό τους περιγράφουν. :)

Ε ναι, λογικό.
Εμείς μπορεί να καταλήξουμε με κανέναν Ρουβίκωνα ή ΕΦΚΑ, οπότε μην έχουμε και παράπονο. :)
 

rogne

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Όσο πάει, οι "λέξεις της χρονιάς" επόμενο είναι να μην αντιστοιχούν σε καμιά (σημαντική) πραγματικότητα. Ό,τι γίνει πιο τρέντι στα σόσιαλ μίντια κάθε χρόνο, τι άλλο;
 
Kι εγώ απόρησα πολύ για το youthquake, αλλά είδα ότι στο Collins διάλεξαν το πολύ πιο λογικό fake news.

Φέικ νιουζ, Ρουβίκωνας, ΕΦΚΑ και αλλες 42 λέξεις είναι υποψήφιες στην ψηφοφορία που γίνεται για 7η χρονιά στο ιστολόγιό μου -παρακαλώ,προσέλθετε!

https://sarantakos.wordpress.com/2017/12/18/woty2017-2/
 
Έβλεπα μόλις αυτό το βίντεο από τον περασμένο Απρίλιο και πρόσεξα (μεταξύ άλλων) το youthquake στο φόντο. Φαίνεται πως κάποια στιγμή ακούστηκε αυτή η λέξη, κι ας μην ήμουν εγώ εκεί για να τη σημειώσω. :p
 

nickel

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Τη λέξη δεν την πήρε το μάτι μου, αλλά τον Πάτρικ και την παρέα του τους απόλαυσα. Και το χρειαζόμουν το διάλειμμα!
 

Zazula

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Word of the Year 2016 is...


Oxford Dictionaries announces the Word of the Year for 2016, as well as our shortlisted words adulting, alt-right, Brexiteer, chatbot, coulrophobia, glass cliff, hygge, Latinx, and woke. Script provided by guest writer and cultural commentator Neil Midgley.

Έχουμε τίποτα για το woke;
Περιγράφεται στο βιντεάκι σ' αυτό το σημείο: https://youtu.be/3xcW7Tg5E34?t=352
 
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