latte levy noun [C]
UK /ˈlæt.eɪˌlev.i/ US /ˈlɑː.t̬eɪˌlev.i/
a tax paid on disposable, non-recyclable coffee cups the aim of which is to encourage customers to bring their own cup and therefore reduce waste
MPs on the Environment Audit Committee have argued that a so-called latte levy should apply to disposable cups with the revenue used to pay for improved recycling facilities.
[www.independent.co.uk, 4 January 2018]
raw water noun [U, C]
UK /rɔːˈwɔː.təʳ/ US /rɑːˈwɑː.t̬ɚ/
water that is unfiltered and untreated, thought by some people to be a healthier alternative to tap water
Thinking of buying some “raw water”? Well, first of all, congratulations. Money is obviously not a major constraint for you if you can afford to spend $36.99 or more on a 2.5 gallon jug of water. … Secondly, as with all products, caveat emptor (or buyer beware). After all, raw water is a completely new thing (or actually a very old thing from [the] 1800s back when life expectancy was 40 years or below), and regulations have yet to catch up to this new fad.
[www.forbes.com, 7 January 2018]
super coffee noun [U, C]
UK /ˈsuː.pəʳˌkɒf.i/ US /ˈsuː.pɚˌkɑː.fi/
coffee that has had ingredients such as seeds, oats and spices added in order to increase its health benefits
Turns out ordering a skinny latte is so 2015. Instead in 2018, your go-to barista is going to be inundated with orders for ‘super coffee’ with saves up 218%. Think adding protein powders and superfoods like maca to your caffeine hit.
[www.marieclaire.co.uk, 15 December 2017]
15 thoughts on “New words – 15 January 2018”
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um…omit her & so, add a comma instead.
That’s for Mansi.
they are nice
I heard of ‘Latte Tax’ (known in Taiwan as that) last month from the news
yeah its informative
As a British woman living abroad I think this is a great page. It will help people to keep up to date with words and expressions that are being introduced and brought into use.
Oh, and…raw water has other HELL lot of drawbacks rather than it’s cost.
ARE YOU CRAZY???
It’s very useful for me, because English is not my mother tongue. I have learned a lot with the help of this.
This is very useful for me because I have learned a lot with the help of this.
The majority of the ‘new words’ are more like marketing terms for new products.
I don’t believe that just because I invent a term to sell a product, I’m thinking here of a new one ‘vege milk’
just invented byme.
This is not a new word, it is a combination of existing words, an adjective and a noun to describe a new product.
All 3 of the above; latte levy, raw water and super coffee fall into this category.
Simply making these things up is not making the beautiful English language any more betterer. Yey another new word!!!!