New words – 3 September 2012

promession noun a green way of disposing of dead bodies which involves freeze-drying the remains

Promession is a method of freeze-drying the body patented by Swedish biologist Susanne Wiigh-Masak.

[The Observer (UK broadsheet) 4 March 2012]

reality soap noun a TV show which features a cast who are not professional actors, but who are shown in stage-managed situations

Hoboken, New Jersey, the Garden State city best known as the birthplace of Frank Sinatra, drew the ire of fans of the vodka-soaked reality soap Jersey Shore this week.

[ 3 Feb 2012]

That is something I can assure you, as I had my share of witnessing tv-productions being made and even participated in a pilot for reality soap, taped in L.A.

[ 16 Feb 2012]

twit-rape verb to hijack someone’s Twitter account and tweet as if you are them

The intern wrote: ‘I should log out of my Twitter so that my intern doesn’t twit-rape me…’

[ 26 Jan 2012]

twittion noun a Twitter petition

Please sign this twittion so we can prove that there are MANY fans here in Australia!

[ 17 Jan 2012]

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