New words – 19 May 2014


CPT abbreviation celebrity party tongue; the current craze for celebrities to be photographed sticking out their tongues

If 2012 was the year of the Insta-pout, 2013 is the year of the CPT.

[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 21 October 2013]

The CPT or the celebrity party tongue is the new selfie. Mylie, Cara and even Alexa think its (sic) fun to slap out their tongue when they get papped.

[ Oct 2013]

concierge medicine noun a sector of medical practice where extra attention is given to wealthy patients able to pay a high price

Members of the affluent classes routinely question the merits of doctors who do take insurance. […] This psychology, along with cost-cutting strategies pursued by insurance companies […] have driven the field of concierge medicine.

[New york Times (US broadsheet) 08 December 2013]

earthscraper noun a pyramid-shaped multi-storey building which is constructed underground, with its ‘roof’ at ground level

Since laws limit the height of new structures in Mexico City, an architect has proposed building a 65-story Earthscraper.

[Smithsonian (US culture and science magazine) Dec. 2013]

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