New words – 23 January 2012January 23, 2012
brand bully noun a child who bullies another child because they do not have a particular brand of clothing/mobile, etc.
‘Brand bullies’ are damaging family life.
[www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk 14 Sept 2011]
brand bullying noun bullying between children where the focus is the lack of a desirable brand of clothing/mobile, etc.
Fears about ‘brand bullying’ are much stronger in the UK. Parents seemed to feel much more helpless, said Dr Nairn.
[www.bbc.co.uk 14 Sept 2011]
buggy rage noun aggression directed towards people who are pushing buggies
A disabled bus passenger was knocked unconscious to the floor in a ‘baby buggy rage’ attack because she wouldn’t move her three year-old daughter’s pushchair, a court heard.
[www.telegraph.co.uk 31 Aug 2011]
fat talk noun negative, self-deprecating chat about body shape between women
This type of commentary has been termed ‘Fat Talk,’ and there is a wealth of research on it.
[www.care2.com 02 Sept 2011]