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New words – 18 February 2013

February 18, 2013

food literacy noun knowledge about good nutrition and cooking skills

The Queensland Government is proud to partner with The Good Foundation to deliver Jamie’s Ministry of Food to teach Queenslanders basic cooking skills and food literacy to improve their nutrition and health.

[http://www.jamieoliver.com 14 August 2012]

gastrocrat noun a wealthy foodie

Notting Hill’s gastrocrat restaurant The Ledbury was packed to the gills in the weeks immediately after 15 thugs stormed in to rob and terrorise diners during last year’s riots.

[The Evening Standard (London's free newspaper) 10 August 2012]

obesity paradox noun the tendency for moderately obese people with certain chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease, to live longer than people of normal weight with the same diseases

Whatever the explanation for the obesity paradox turns out to be, most experts agree that the data cast an uncertain light on the role of body fat.

[New York Times (US broadsheet) 18 September 2012]

Dr. Carl Lavie [...] was one of the first researchers to document the obesity paradox, among patients with heart failure in 2002.

[New York Times (US broadsheet) 18 September 2012]

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4 comments

  1. i liked this website. Because my graduating work is about neologisms in educational te4nology. If you send me more new words, i’ll be very very happy


    • We can’t send new words out individually, but keep checking the blog – technology is one of the most productive domains for new words, as I’m sure you know!


  2. I also love this website. It’s fun and informative.


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