New words – 13 February 2023

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Palentine’s Day noun [C, usually singular]
/ˈpæl.ən.taɪnz ˌdeɪ/
a day, usually 13 February, when friends celebrate their relationship by exchanging gifts and cards in the same way that people in a romantic relationship do on Valentine’s Day

Looking to gain points this year for being the best mate ever? Check out this guide for the best food-related gifts to give this Palentine’s Day. We’re not one for subjecting you guys to something you don’t want to celebrate, which is why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to curate a guide filled with food-related gifts that you could present to your best mate instead, for Palentine’s.
[, 3 February 2023]

friendsumé noun [C]
UK /ˈfrendz.juː.meɪ/ US /ˈfrendz.ə.meɪ/
a short written description of your personal details, interests etc. that you post online when you are trying to find new friends

Maddison, a 23-year-old photographer, was one of the first to create a friendsumé back in February of this year, posting it to FB group Truly Twenties. On a pale pink and very put-together page, she rattled off her fave TV shows, films and food, alongside a list of her chosen skills. To top it off, she added the tongue-in-cheek caption: “This is my application to be your friend.”
[, 31 March 2023]

situationship noun [C]
a relationship between two people that is more than a friendship but not a fully committed romantic relationship

Being in a situationship is all the rage now! Less than a relationship and more than a friendship, situationships are neither here nor there. People might be in situationships during the first few dates when they are just getting to know each other. However, many situationships last longer, with both sides preferring to go with the flow instead of putting a label on the relationship.
[, 7 February 2023]

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11 thoughts on “New words – 13 February 2023

  1. I too have heard a lot about “situationship”.

    Someone in the biography business talked about “specialship” [as in she found her relationship really special].

    The friendsumé seems most intriguing.

  2. Wiser

    People have been coining words and some are downright unnecessary to complicate things. If someone had time to coin a word in their own language, why not try learning another language instead.

  3. I am an english teacher , and i am just Always on the look out of words . I speak both french and english,french being my native language. So basing on the formation of words , I think Friendsumé doesn’t deserve to be in the English dictionary . It doesn’t respect , “é ” is a french vowel but not in english, either it’s a french word or an english one but WE CAN not mixt words like ,this is flop,and ruining the english grammar ,it’s sapping the english language. For me english is the most logical language. No word Comes out of the blue ,but There’s its reason to be, as a Teacher how will i explain that Friendsumé ? Where’s the Roots ,suffixe and prefix . I agree take a word from one language and Using it in an other language . But not mixing alphabet letters, chinese letters with english ones,or french one with english ? No

    1. Perfect analysis, thank you…
      My professor Tim R. Cullinan of Cambridge used to say English is a hybrid language.
      The English language lacks poetic words. Knowing two other poetic languages, Armenian and Arabic, I have created >100 poetic words that I needed to rhyme my poems with… I don’t know the French language, but I don’t like the word “but” to be used in my poems, so I changed But to the word “Mais” in French, which sounds more poetic… 
      Word situationship: is never a poetic word…
      Parentine Day is needed because we carry our parent’s genes …
      For me more important than Valentine’s day
      Valentine’s day can leave scars in your heart …

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