The Six New Words of 2013
The Oxford English Dictionary words of the year have just been announced.
We list them below – with an explanation.
To watch multiple episodes of a television series without a break.
‘Breaking Bad marathons’ would have been commonly used phrase throughout the year
A digital currency in which transactions can take place without the need for a central bank
A photograph taken by someone on their smartphone – ‘selfies’ have long been in existence though since the days of Kodak
Schmeat (noun – informal)
A form of meat produced synthetically from biological tissue. Think it’s safe to say there won’t be any schmeat coming to a supermarket near you.
Visiting a shop or shops to examine a product before purchasing it online
Provocative dancing to pop music – thrusting movements and squatting are features. Think Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke at MTV Awards