New words – 26 December 2011

December 26, 2011

headdesk verb to hit your head on your desk as an expression of frustration or annoyance

Physicist makes biologists headdesk
[http://boingboing.net (caption) 26.04.11]

photobombing noun
spoiling a photograph by jumping into the picture just as it is being taken

After searching through a hundred of her best bombs, I asked her to write a How To Guide for photobombing to which she graciously agreed.
[thisisphotobomb.memebase.com 23.06.11]

spaceplane noun a vehicle like an aeroplane that is designed to fly in space

A revolutionary UK spaceplane concept has been boosted by the conclusions of an important technical review.
[bbc.co.uk 24.05.11]

About new words


  1. Do we need “spaceplane” if we have “rocket ship”?

  2. headdesk looks good, but i think there is scope for a better term

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