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Neologisms #2

Based on the definitions, guess these words that have entered the lexicon in the last 20 years or so.
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A post on Twitter
Smiley face or other ideogram such as 😀 or ❤️
To spoil a photograph by unexpectedly appearing in it
To send someone a text of a sexual nature
The wife or girlfriend of a prominent athlete
"Landscaping" of a man's body hair
Leggings that resemble jeans
Hypothetical future robot of incredibly small size
Hairstyle resembling a mohawk, but where the sides of the head aren't shaved
To dance in a provocative manner, with thrusting hips in a low stance
It's either a large smartphone or a small tablet
Whip cream container used to get high off nitrous oxide
The practice of dressing up like a character from a movie, video game, or anime
Three-letter expression of disinterest, popularized by the Simpsons
To look something up using a search engine
A vegetarian who will sometimes be "flexible" and eat meat
To participate in live-action role-playing
Word used to denote the action of eating. Similar to zzz for sleeping.
One who posts provocative messages on the internet in order to cause disruption
To put one's hand to one's face in an expression of dismay
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level 72
Oct 14, 2013
oh...put one's hand to one's OWN face...i was trying to think of the term for "talk to the hand"
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level 46
Jan 25, 2014
lol
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level 51
Jan 25, 2014
That was my 1st thought too, but even before I began to write I figured it out.
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level 65
Mar 3, 2017
Same here.
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level 59
Jan 25, 2014
Phablet sounds to me like "Phteven": http://9gag.com/gag/a09K5nv
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level 35
Jan 29, 2014
I wouldn't say twerking is provocative xD
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level 77
Mar 21, 2014
Are you under 25? Cuz that's why you don't think twerking is provocative.
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level 71
Aug 1, 2014
It certainly provokes a reaction in me when that Cyrus creature does it. Not a good reaction, but definitely a reaction...
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level 61
Mar 4, 2017
Lmao
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level 69
Apr 27, 2017
"that Cyrus creature"....bwaahahahaha!!! That was awesome!
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level 37
Jan 30, 2014
Whippits have been arounds since pressurized whip cream. (LOL!)
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level 66
Oct 11, 2016
Kinda stretches the "or so" to the extreme...
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level 56
Mar 3, 2017
I thought the same thing. I'm pretty sure I uttered the word "whippit" around the same time I said "hey, did I leave my Public Enemy tape in your car?"
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level 65
Dec 17, 2016
Yeah, I was gonna say, I can personally attest that whippets were around (and called whippets) and known in my part of the college partying scene in Boston 30 years ago. I'd guess they go back pretty far… Recreational use of nitrous itself started in the early 1800s. So yeah, as JuliaMM said, I assume the name came out right when canned whipped cream did, which seems to me like it'd be in the 50s, for how much they loooooved "kitchen convenience". I can find no proof of this, only that the mini canisters were already in common use for military applications by then, so it would not have been a huge technological leap or anything.
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level 68
Mar 3, 2017
Whippits were definitely a thing & called whippits at Penn State in 1985.
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level 6
May 13, 2014
You should accept "Cheaters" for vegetarians that are flexible and eat meat
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level 51
Nov 9, 2014
Or 'liars'. It's like saying, "I'm not a muderer, but every once in a while..."
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level 58
Jul 8, 2014
Only got 6 right and I couldn't be happier.
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level 55
Mar 3, 2017
I have the same with 7.
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level 31
Aug 18, 2014
i thought "do'h" for the simpsons one
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level 63
Apr 26, 2016
that's more of an expression of frustration or disappointment than disinterest
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level 72
Mar 4, 2015
Never heard of half of these. I have enough trouble remembering the words I already know without adding to the list, but I'll do my best to catch up.
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level 63
Apr 26, 2016
I'm with you, I have never heard the term wag before
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level 68
Mar 5, 2017
Wives And Girlfriends
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level 70
Dec 1, 2015
So THAT'S where the word "meh" came from. I picked it up off my sister a while back. She's never watched the Simpsons either, so I have no idea where she got it from.
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level 63
Apr 26, 2016
I never thought of it as coming from the Simpsons. They certainly used it but I had no idea they "popularized" it
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level 44
Mar 16, 2017
A LOT of words and phrases have come from The Simpsons. The show's been running since 1989 and it's still going, making it the longest-running TV show in history. It's therefore not surprising that many folks (myself included) use phrases from The Simpsons without knowing that's where they came from, since they've become part of the general lexicon (same with Star Trek and Star Wars).
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level 54
May 4, 2017
MasterKenobi: "The show's been running since 1989 and it's still going, making it the longest-running TV show in history. " Sorry Man, but Coronation Street has been on since 1960 and Guiding Light went from 1952-2009. Hell, As the World Turns was on for 54 years. Sure they are soap operas, but they are still television shows.
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level 56
Mar 27, 2016
Not sure if "tweet" can be properly called a neologism...
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level 63
Apr 26, 2016
In the context of twitter it certainly is. entirely differnt definition from the original word
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level 69
Dec 4, 2016
Agreed.
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level 69
Mar 3, 2017
The OED says that a neologism is a new word or phrase, not a new definition for a word that already existed.
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level 68
Mar 3, 2017
and Merriam-Webster says "a new word, usage, or expression". Interesting philosophical question - are homonyms different words or the same word that just happens to have different meanings?
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level 69
Mar 3, 2017
Same with "troll".
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level 44
Mar 17, 2017
And wag. These three words have been around for centuries, just not with these more current definitions.
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level 29
Apr 22, 2016
???????
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level 47
Aug 22, 2016
Loving the description to explain language that seems so familiar to us.
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level 79
Oct 9, 2016
Three-letter expression of disinterest: the word disinterest used here is incorrect. Disinterest means unbiased. You want "lack of interest" here to convey the correct definition. If you need a way to remember it, try this: you would like a judge to be disinterested, but not uninterested.
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Oct 9, 2016
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/disinterest
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level 73
Oct 9, 2016
Never heard of Google. I bing things up.
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level 73
Nov 17, 2016
Any chance on accepting nanite?
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level 9
Nov 27, 2016
kind of hard
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level 68
Jan 21, 2017
Got everything but wag, which I had never heard of. I looked it up, I get that it's an acronym for "wives and girlfriends", read about the origin on Wikipedia... and I still don't understand why it only applies to the wives and girlfriends of athletes. Why are all other wags not wags?
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level 29
Mar 3, 2017
love this quiz
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level 29
Mar 3, 2017
i had to search up what a neologism was though...0
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level 47
Mar 3, 2017
Please accept Trump on "One who posts provocative messages on the internet in order to cause disruption"!
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level 46
Mar 3, 2017
He is but an example of a troll.
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level 57
Mar 3, 2017
I've only used "nom" when the food was actually delicious.
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level 45
Mar 3, 2017
I'd say Troll isn't a neologism and certainly hasn't entered the dictionary only in the last 20 years. However, if it was the verb "to troll" it'd probably be valid.
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level 45
Mar 3, 2017
This was fun and so easy. I got 17/20 and my 11 year old got them all but whipits which I'm ok with lol
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level 40
Mar 3, 2017
Proud to say I only got 9
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level 44
Mar 3, 2017
"Chargers" be acceptable for the nitrous oxide one.
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level 33
Mar 3, 2017
"Flexitarian" meaning I still want to eat meat but still want the attention of being a vegetarian.
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level 72
Mar 4, 2017
I find it interesting that cavemen communicated by drawing pictures on their cave walls. Eons later we are again communicating with pictures, only we call them emojis. :)
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level 49
Mar 6, 2017
13/20. I'm so old.....
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level 25
Mar 10, 2017
I tried to type d'oh so many times for the Simpsons thing
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level 44
Mar 17, 2017
Ditto
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level 69
Apr 27, 2017
This quiz sadly reminds me how stupid the world is getting. Mindless slang is taking over, terrible diction/grammar gets validated instead of corrected, since anyone who DARES offer any sort of correction whatsoever is immediately branded a grammar-Nazi or some such thing.....*sigh*

People could care less about what word they should of used, irregardless of whether or not it jives with what proper verbage would dictate. Their just so careless with there grammar, that when you hone in on the problem, its just heart-wrenching and leaves a pit in your stomach too see hear, they're and everywhere.

Okay, that was cathartic.
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level 26
Jul 21, 2017
People don't type perfectly on the internet to save time. Get over it.
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level 31
Jul 25, 2017
I wrote num instead of nom...seriously, this isn't a proper word so some flexibility should be allowed in the spelling
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