New words – 9 June 2014June 9, 2014
vanity height noun extra height added on to a skyscraper merely to look impressive, having no useful purpose
Let’s take a look at a few of the skyscrapers that have the highest vanity heights.
[http://wonderfulengineering.com 31 October 2013]
swacket noun a sweater-like jacket
‘I put on a swacket.’ ‘A swacket. What’s a swacket?’ ‘It’s a sweater jacket.’ ‘Oh wow. Is that what all the kids are doing now?’ ‘Yes. That is how I was told to dress, yes. I am wise, I listen to my girlfriend.’
[Colbert Report (US comedy and satire) 15 November 2013]
Tabata noun a form of exercise which alternates short periods of high-intensity exercise with short rests
Get fit with only 4 minutes of exercise four times a week. Yes please! Tabata is comprised of [sic] an aerobic and anaerobic workout, meaning it will give you both a cardio and a muscle workout.
[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 02 December 2013]