ringxiety noun the phenomenon of seeming to hear or sense a non-existent message or call on your phone
Do YOU have ‘ringxiety’? Being insecure about relationships leads people to hear ‘phantom calls’, researchers say
[www.dailymail.co.uk 05 February 2016]
If you find yourself reaching to answer your phone only to find that it had never rang [sic] you could be suffering from ‘ringxiety’,
according to academics.
[www.telegraph.co.uk 04 February 2016]
peak stuff noun the point at which consumers in developed countries cease to desire or require so many new acquisitions
If having more no longer satisfies us, perhaps we’ve reached ‘peak stuff’
[http://www.theguardian.com 31 January 2016]
Ikea senses room to grow amid ‘peak stuff’
[http://www.ft.com (article title) 18 January 2016]
postmateriality noun in the digital age, after materials such as film and tape stopped being used to record sound and images
We have a generation now that’s kind of coming to age postmateriality.
[NPR: All Things Considered (US news and information) 15 February 2016]
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Satisfactory,thus languages grow & satisfyspeakers, continuous needs
from Cambridge University???
Correct English is:…it had never rung…
Indicates from The Telegraph, but why was not [sic] put (or corrected)?
All the examples were useful for me, thanks!
I have had series of ringxieties in my life, and I used to think they were only happening to me. Thanks Cambridge!
Agree with Carolanne Reylonds about that glaring error in ‘… it had never rang…’ Should have been noted by Cambridge? There’s little point in being a website resource where people come for help with English if you fail to point out when someone gets language wrong. Such errors going unmentioned can confuse the learner.
Hello, thank you for pointing this out. You’re quite right, of course, that ‘rang’ is not the past participle, but this is how it originally appeared in The Telegraph. I’ve added [sic] to the citation to reflect this.
can’t help wondering
Why thank “Sam” when I was the one who pointed it out….
Sorry you were not mentioned, Carolanne. And my apologies for the typo on your surname. I have a bad habit of not re-reading my typing before hitting the ‘post’ or ‘send’ button.
Now you have me completely confused.
1. I wrote about the mistake in grammar (verb).
2. “Sam” replied in agreement and misspelled my name.
3. Cambridge Words thanked “Sam” for pointing it out.
4. I then wondered since I pointed it out, why Sam wd be thanked by CWords.
5. Then, strangely, “Sam”, not CWords, replied saying sorry I was not mentioned, then apologizing for misspelling my name.
Also, when I clicked on ‘reply’ to CWords, it kept saying to “Sam” as you say above.
Are Sam and CWords the same person?
No, I’m definitely not Cambridge Words! I have no idea why you’re seeing what you are. Some kink in the site maybe?
I love learning new words and then showing them off to all of my friends, lol.
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hello i student new her pleas i need help from all
Nice work in internet. I hope that the youth will use this facility.
interesting and useful.
and i really do have Ringxiety sometimes!
A good quality work as ever by the Cambridge to denote and mark the evolution of the language. Good JOB…..