New words – 16 December 2019

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dirty camping noun [U]
UK /ˌdɜː.ti.ˈkæm.pɪŋ/ US /ˌdɝː.t̬i.ˈkæm.pɪŋ/
the activity of leaving rubbish behind or causing damage by having a fire after you have stayed somewhere in a tent

In a summer which has seen the problem of dirty camping becoming increasingly common in rural hotspots across the country, Mountaineering Scotland’s Access & Conservation Officer Davie Black said: “Antisocial camping can and should be dealt with. Hotspots for dirty camping are usually known to local authorities.”
[mountaineering.scot, 15 August 2019]

randonaut noun [C]
UK /ˈræn.də.nɔːt/ US /ˈræn.də.nɑːt/
someone who visits a random location generated by a computer bot in the hope of having an unusual, supernatural or otherwise interesting experience there

Live in one place long enough and you will develop routines, walking the same streets and patronizing the same coffee shops … Randonauts hope to use this tedium to their advantage, by introducing unpredictability. They argue that by devising methods that force us to diverge from our daily routines and instead send us to truly random locations we’d otherwise never think twice about, it just might be possible to cross over into somebody else’s reality.
[www.theoutline.com, 27 August 2019]

air cruise noun [C]
UK /ˈeə.kruːz/ US /ˈer.kruːz/
a journey on an aeroplane for pleasure, either to look at something from the air, or to enjoy activities onboard the aeroplane

“These flights could take the form of ‘air cruises’, which will see travellers fly slowly over areas of special interest, such as the Pyramids, while interactive VR guides give passengers an immersive running commentary. Other options available to passengers travelling on an air cruise include on-board yoga, meditation or art classes.”
[telegraph.co.uk, 31 July 2019]

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3 thoughts on “New words – 16 December 2019

  1. ABDULLAHI USMAN IBRAHM

    I ENJOYED READING FROM THE WEALTH OF YOUR WISDOM AND HOPE TO CONTINUE TO TAPE FROM IT FOR THE BENEFIT OF MYSELF AND HUMANITY

  2. Adelaide Dupont

    My Dad is not into air cruises, though I will admit the idea is intriguing, especially flying over the Poles and finding the auroras and other weather phenomena.

    DIRTY CAMPING caught my attention immediately. There is a lot about this southern summer. And “Dirty” anything in English really does draw a lot.

    And randonaut – oh my!

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