New words – 24 September 2018

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binge racing noun [U]
/ˈbɪndʒ.reɪ.sɪŋ/
the activity of watching a full series of a streamed TV programme in a 24-hour period

Netflix found that binge racing has increased 20 times over the past three years. What used to be a pastime reserved for the most committed television fans is now sweeping the nation – and the world … In 2013, some 200,000 people had done this, and now it’s up to 4 million and counting.
[www.mashable.com, 17 October 2017]

knitflixing noun [U]
/ˈnɪt.flɪksɪŋ/
the activity of knitting and watching a TV programme on Netflix at the same time

Once the activity of choice for our grandmas, knitting has seen a popularity boom across all ages in recent years … Now, there’s even a blog dedicated to knitflixing – aka watching Netflix while knitting – while more than 3,600 photos have been tagged #KnitFlix on Instagram.
[www.huffingtonpost.com, 19 February 2018]

hate watching noun [U]
UK /ˈheɪt.wɒtʃɪŋ/ US /ˈheɪt.wɑːtʃɪŋ/
the activity of watching a TV programme that you hate in order to gain enjoyment from criticizing it or complaining about it

Despite the embarrassment of rich, beautiful storytelling on TV, many of us indulge in exactly this sort of time-wasting habit: hate watching has reached new heights. Fed by almost endless options for shows to watch, bolstered by the snark contest that social media has become, viewers now regularly revel in finding plot holes and analysing awfulness just as much as they delight in quality programming.
[www.bbc.com/culture, 26 June 2017]

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One thought on “New words – 24 September 2018

  1. Arturo Leo

    As for binge racing could’t be just called overwatching? Hate watching could be watch to health censure? Thank for allowing our comments.

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