Friday, November 06, 2015

Conspicuous consumption

So, "binge-watch" has been named as Collins English Dictionary's Word Of The Year - a timely reminder that our viewing of  Breaking Bad, which has stalled for various reasons since the end of the breathtaking fourth season, needs to be kickstarted.

Also singled out for mention were "contactless", "shaming", "swipe" and "transgender" - all words I'd have thought were already well established in the dictionary. Apparently not. "Ghosting" is a phenomenon I only heard for the first time very recently, while "dadbod" and "clean eating" (the latter preventing the former) are both new to me.

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