New words – 15 June 2015


JOMO abbreviation the joy of missing out

It was only a matter of time before someone – in this case Fake’s fellow entrepreneur Anil Dash – came up with a counterpart acronym, which encapsulates my stance towards tarot cabaret: Jomo, the joy of missing out.

[ 17 October 2014]


inspo noun informal inspiration

An oversized fedora (leather band) is a) more chic, and b) less annoying for everyone else. See Naomi Watts for inspo.

[The Guardian (UK broadsheet) 29 November 2014]

obvi abbreviation obviously

Obvi she didn’t want to get in trouble, but wait! There’s more to it than that!

[ 10 December 2014]

Ugh: TIME Wants To Ban Girl-Centric Slang Words, And That’s Obvi A Problem

[ 14 November 2014]

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8 thoughts on “New words – 15 June 2015

  1. Pingback: (EN) – New words: 15 June 2015 | Cambridge University Press | Glossarissimo!

  2. Jeffrey

    noun /kəˈset/
    › a flat, plastic case containing a long piece of magnetic material that is used to record and play sound and pictures:

    *a video cassette

  3. Victor Hugo Medina

    Quite interesting. I’ve come across other cases in speech, such as “beaut” for “beauty” and “hilar” for “hilarious”. Have the ones mentioned in this blog been dictionarised?

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