New words – 7 January 2013January 7, 2013
on the bubble idiom at a point where success or failure will be decided
I didn’t dive well. I was on the bubble. I’m 18th so I’m in [the final].
[NBC TV (US interview with diver, David Boudia) 10 Aug 2012]
smack-talk noun slang the use of insults to goad someone in a competitive situation, usually a game
This is how a rape survivor feels when you use rape jokes as smack-talk in video games
[www.newstatesman.com 07 July 2012]
superbowl noun a handbag that is styled like a bowling bag
You can carry your superbowl with your hand through the handles and the bag resting on your hip like Victoria Beckham, but we reckon that could get uncomfortable.
[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 20 Aug 2012]
underbrag noun a boast which consists of openly admitting to failings in a way that proves you are confident enough not to care what others think of you
‘The underbrag is the new humblebrag,’ Doll writes, ‘because it is the brag that does whatever its braggy little heart desires.’
[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 16 Aug 2012]