Rohit's nukkad

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Increase your vocablury with some interesting words

A lot of the words are added every year to the English dictionary. The following is a list of some of the interesting words I came across recently
  1. password fatigue :- frustration caused by having too many passwords and failing to remember them
  2. chindia :- to refer to China and India as a collective term in terms of economic power and strategic importance
  3. tanorexia:- an obsessive desire to have tanned skin
  4. credit card tart:- someone who transfers loans to a new card when the interest-free period of the first card expires
  5. barista :- to one who has acquired some level of expertise in the preparation of espresso-based coffee drinks
  6. blamestorming :- sitting around a group and discussion why a deadline or target was not met and who is responsible
  7. mouse potato :- a person who spends a lot of time infront of the computer (from couch potato)
  8. generica :- features of the American landscape that are exactly the same no matter where one is, such as fast food joints, strip malls, etc.
  9. 404 :- someone who is clueless, derived from internet error message "404 Error - Page not Found"
  10. assmosis :- a process by which some people absorb success and advancement by kissing upto the boss rather than working hard.