New words – 28 November 2011

e-ink noun trademark a type of technology used to show words on an e-reader

The millimetres thick prototype is built from the same e-ink technology found in Amazon’s Kindle e-book reader and this is bonded to flex sensors and a touchscreen that interprets drawings and text written on it.
[www.bbc.co.uk 06.05.11]

flipback noun a small, portable format of paper book in which the pages flip back rather than turn over

Last week, I read my first flipback book, Chris Cleave’s moving ‘The Other Hand’.
[The Observer (UK broadsheet) 19.06.11]

wonk-pop noun a type of quirky but accessible pop music

It forced Joe to reconsider the concept of Metronomy as ‘a spiky synth, wonk-pop party band’ and retool it as a four piece.
[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 02.04.11]

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4 thoughts on “New words – 28 November 2011

  1. Harry

    “E-ink” is the most useful term here because it describes a digital data display technology which, like ink on paper, depends on reflected light. You can read an e-book even in direct sunlight. Traditional computer displays (CRT, LED, etc) depend on generated light and must be viewed in at least partial shade. E-ink also uses electric power only when the screen changes, meaning it offers both power conservation and legibility advantages.

  2. “E-ink” is the most useful term here because it describes a digital data display technology which, like ink on paper, depends on reflected light. You can read an e-book even in direct sunlight. Traditional computer displays (CRT, LED, etc) depend on generated light and must be viewed in at least partial shade. E-ink also uses electric power only when the screen changes, meaning it offers both power conservation and legibility advantages.

  3. Janeita Reid

    Hello, I was just going through your list and realized you have “batty riders” as a new word. As a Jamaican, this is not a new word to me-infact I think it is more than 10 years old. This word is used constantly in dancehall music and is a rather vulgar patois expression. “Batty” means “ass”- “butt”, but more along the lines of “ass”. The same “Batty” is also used in the expression “Batty
    boy” which is used to refer to homosexuals– it is not a polite term.

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