New words – 2 February 2015

bro-country

bro-country noun a sub-genre of country music sung by young white men, featuring songs with macho themes such as trucks, drinking, and partying

[A] celebration of […] life that features trucks, beer and scantily clad women as the must-have accessories. The young country duo Maddie & Tae aren’t fans of the third element in the ‘bro-country’ trinity.

[NPR: All Things Considered (news, politics and culture) 25 July 2014]

filk noun a genre of folk music that is inspired by science fiction

Nowt so queer as filk – world sci-fi festival beams into London

[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 16 August 2014]

raptivist noun informal a rap artist who uses lyrics to try to create political change

The commercial success of ‘conscious’ rap artists along with the laziness of mainstream media helped to spawn the raptivist.

[http://www.funk-the-system.net/ 15 October 2014]

Raptivist Tef Poe helps fuel Ferguson protests.

[http://www.stlamerican.com/ (headline) 04 October 2014]

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