New words – 8 September 2014


couplie noun informal a self-shot of a couple

The selfie is over! Oh good, we hear you cry. But no, it’s just been replaced by the ‘couplie’.

[Grazia (UK celebrity magazine) 17 February 2014]


digital surgery noun post production techniques used to make actors appear taller and slimmer, and less wrinkled

Stretching the truth: Hollywood film makers now using ‘digital surgery’ to alter female stars to make them look taller and thinner.

[ 09 February 2014]

eco-thriller noun a thriller with an ecological subject matter

‘The Cove’ director hints his next eco-thriller may be out this year

[ 16 January 2014]

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