New Words

New words keep getting invented for the English language every day and over time and if they get enough usage, these words will eventually make it into the official dictionary.  Buzzy is a new word that can be used for something that generates attention and gets you talking it.  The word sheeple is now an official word which was derived from the portmanteau of “sheep” and “people,” and it is a person who exhibits herd-like and conformist behaviors, a despicable mainstream zombie bastard who goes with the crowd and refuses to think for themselves, thus being anything other than someone who is genuine and virtuous.  To throw shade refers to someone publicly criticizing or expressing contempt towards another person with little or no one else catching the insult except the person who it was directed at and this is likely to agitate them because it was meant to be contentious.

Nonversation is useless small talk that teenage girls seem to have a gift for.  The term side-eye is a gesture where you give someone a disapproving look with sideways glances of your eyes to show that you’re annoyed and don’t approve of them or their behavior.  The word plug was a word used by sailors on boats to fix leaky situations but later it gained an electrical connection referring to an outlet however the words plug-in and unplugged have become relatively new words.  You will improve and expand your vocabulary, when you learn to use new words and this can be done when you are home at your desk, or if you are outside in a park.  Improving your vocabulary can make your writing more powerful and more effective and help you say exactly what you mean, but you cannot start off at a gallop, so just try to slip in the new word when you feel the opportunity is right.

One of the most powerful tools for learning new words and for deciphering the meaning of other new words is to study their Latin and Greek roots.  Dioscorides the Greek physician, pharmacologist, botanist provided the name licorice, because he thought it was a sweet root, so he coined its genus name, Glycyrrhiza with the Greek word glukos meaning sweet and riza meaning root.

Written for Sheryl’s Daily Word Prompt – Contentious, for Roger Shipp’s Daily Addictions prompt – Gift, for the Daily Spur prompt – Desk, for FOWC with Fandango – Plug, for August Monthly Writing Prompts – Genuine and virtuous, for Ragtag Community – Agitate, for Paula’s Three Things Challenge prompt words – Park Gallop Licorice and for Word of the Day Challenge Prompt – Gesture.

12 thoughts on “New Words

  1. I read this last night.. I sometimes try to fit words into my posts… like one I learned from another blogger… viz… it means namely.
    Sometimes its hard finding the right time to do so.

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    1. My computer is on its last legs, the one I have been using since 2009. I just ordered a new one which I will get in the beginning of September and here are the specs.
      HP OMEN Desktop PC – 880-1 6Ose
      Operating System Windows 10 Pro
      Processor 9th Generation Intel® Core 17-9700K with Liquid cooling
      Memory HyperX® 32 GB DDR4-2666 SDRAM (4 x 8 GB)
      Care pack HP 2y Onsite w/Accidental Care UM978A
      Intel® OptaneTM memory NoOptane
      Storage 256 SSD + 2 TB HDD storage
      Graphics card NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 (8 GB GDDR6 dedicated)
      Chassis and Power supply
      Shadow Black tower with 750W Platinum efficiency power supply and side window
      Primary optical drive ODD DVD Writer 9.55 mm Tray
      Networking WLAN RT 8822 ac 2×2 +BT 4.2LE WW
      Office software Microsoft® Office 2019 Professional
      McAfee security software McAfee Livesafe 3 Year – Service XD46QWR33DAWVAB
      Keyboard and mouse HP USB Wired Keyboard with volume control
      Let me know what you think.

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      1. That looks like a gaming computer…it should write your posts for you…That is awesome…
        This should be a very fast computer. Not much is going to slow it down.

        Make sure the McAfee is configured well and not running things you may not need. The biggest complaint I’ve heard with it is the real time scanning of every thing…not just suspicious things…BUT…with the cpu and memory you have…that shouldn’t be a problem.

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      2. Yes it is a gamming computer, although the only game I play is Freecell. I don’t think that McAfee slows a computer down as bad as Norton does as I had that and it gave me a lot of problems. I am going to get a portable USB hard drive to copy all of my files from my current computer and then I won’t be using it any more. I have been getting this buzzing noise ever since I had the new power supply put in about two months ago, which drives me crazy, but it would stop when my computer went to sleep, however now it won’t go to sleep any more. My Outlook crashed and now I have to view my email on the internet which is a pain in the butt. I will probably do a lot less posting till my new computer gets here. Would you be able to help me configure McAfee?

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      3. I will certainly look up the settings and help no problem. Yes Norton I’ve heard the same about. A lot of the anti-virus programs end up that way.
        I’ve heard good things also about Livesafe…how they have a place to save files safely. I’ve never used it but I can find the settings.

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