New words – 30 April 2012April 30, 2012
ghost bike noun a bicycle that has been painted white and left as a memorial at the scene of a cyclist’s death
Commemorating Min Joo Lee, a 24-year-old fashion student killed last month while cycling through King’s Cross, it is one of the latest examples in the fast-growing global phenomenon of ‘ghost bikes’.
[www.guardian.co.uk 10 Nov 2011]
There is a ghost bike memorial at a junction close to where I live and which I pass most days on my bike. If alongside being a memorial the ghost bike also marks a place for cyclists to take extra care, I am not convinced that it works.
[www.guardian.co.uk 21 Nov 2011]
global weirding noun informal extreme and unpredictable weather phenomena, giving credence to the theory of global warming
NASA reports a new twist in global weirding – massively increased rainfall over land this year has resulted in an unexpected (and unprecedented) temporary result [...]
[https://plus.google.com 3 Oct 2011]
man camp noun a temporary housing development for men working in the oil extraction industry and related businesses
In recent weeks, Williams County, [...] and Mountrail County, [...], imposed moratoriums on man camp development.
[New York Times (US broadsheet) 26 Nov 2011]