One-Millionth English Word due next week

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  1. Antarctican

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    The one millionth word will officially enter the English language sometime next week. Finalists for which word will be the actual one millionth one include:

    * Noob From the gamer community; a neophyte in playing a particular game; used as a disparaging term.

    * Phelpsian The accomplishments of Michael Phelps at the Beijing Olympics.

    * Quendy-Trendy British youth-speak for hip or up-to-date.

    * Wonderstar As in Susan Boyle, an overnight sensation, exceeding all reasonable expectations.

    * Zombie Banks Banks that would be dead if not for government intervention.

    * Jai Ho! From the Hindi, “It is accomplished”; it achieved English-language popularity through the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.

    * Mobama Relating to the fashion sense of the US First Lady, as in “that is quite Mobama-ish”.

    * Chengguan Urban management officers, a cross between mayors, sheriffs and city managers.

    [FONT=&quot]Source: The Global Language Monitor [/FONT]
     
  2. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    of all those word the only one worth entering is noob -- its the only one I have ever heard off. ;)

    phelpsian is just marketing and showyoffness
    quendy trendy - sounds like the sort of word that "hip" parents try to use ;)
    Wonderstar - ....
    Zombie Banks - should wait a while and see if these are going to stay around long enough to warrent a hole word
    Jai Ho - .....
    Mobama - ..... honestly a US person really!
    Chengguan - not another civil servent position.....

    :) Noobs FTW! :)
     
  3. Antarctican

    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    I'd have to agree...'noob' is the one word in that list that most people have likely heard.
     
  4. lostprophet

    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    buntychompers would be a word if I had my way
     
  5. Antarctican

    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    :lmao:
     
  6. Hawaii Five-O

    Hawaii Five-O My alter-egos have been banned. :( Now I must be

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    I love you brits and your language hah:D

    Some of my favorites are gobsmacked, tickety boo, codswallop, git, haud yer wheesht, and among others. Oh and pushing the baby in the pram.

    oh and the Austrailans with thier "bugger"
    I have a MS word file with some others I used to use on forums,
     
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    i would have to go with noob too
     
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    NOOB!!!! lol
     
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    Dmitri No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Noob FTW. Never heard of the other ones either.
     
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    Is "buttsneeze" already in the dictionary? If not, I'd suggest adding that one as a candidate.

    VOTE "BUTTSNEEZE!"
     
  11. Antarctican

    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    Okay, that's two 'write in' suggestions. Any more?? :lol:
     
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    I think it should be noob as it has been in common use over all the others. I believe that a word should be commonly used first and, actually become a part of the language before it is listed. For now the others are fad words and, may not last as long.
     

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