Word Contractions

We like to collect new English words. Here is our collection so far:

Here is a list of new words (neologisms) that we have collected since late 2010. See if you can find a correlation between the types of words created and the state of the world’s economies. We think we can.

  • Mercozy (Angela Merkel & Nicolas Sarkozy)
  • Drachmark (Drachma-Deutschmark aka Euro)
  • Staycation (stay at home vacation)
  • Brangelina (Brad and Angelina Jolie)
  • Middlescence (middle-aged adolescence)
  • Jafraican (Jamaican African words from Ali G, e.g. Nang, Greezy, Butters)
  • Chillax (chill out and relax)
  • Bromance (brotherly romance)
  • Kidult (kid-adult)
  • Grandmooner (Grandparent honeymooner)
  • Clicktivists (clicking activists)
  • Metrosexual (Metropolitan heterosexual)
  • Sabpacking (sabbatical backpacking)
  • Fitocracy (Fit aristocracy, eg. Personal trainers in NY)
  • Smirting (Smoking and flirting)
  • Affluential (Affluent & influential)
  • Phacking (Phone hacking)
  • Nomophobia (no mobile phone phobia)
  • Moobs (man boobs)
  • Presenteeism (opposite of absenteeism)
  • Mentefacturing (mental manufacturing)
  • Churnalism (churned journalism)
  • Britagne (new name for British champagne)
  • Protox (professional botox)
  • Aquaholic (excessive water drinker)
  • Hackipedia (hacking Wikipedia)
  • Wikileaks (Wikipedia type leaks)
  • Twevolution (tweeting revolution)
  • Clangelina (Clan Brangelina –see above)
  • Retweet (re-tweeting as tweet)
  • Jeggings (jeans that are also leggings)
  • Sexting (sexually explicit texting)
  • Mankini (Man bikini as worn by Borat)
  • Camponomics (Camp-based economics)
  • Movember (Moustache in November)
  • Osbournism (George Osbourne’s realism)
  • Recyclopath (recycling psychopath)
  • Freeboobing (no bra under shirt)
  • Aforetexted (texted before)
  • Brovember (Brother’s November)
  • Identiphobia (Identity phobia)
  • Scoratorium (Score moratorium ie. TV off)
  • Halloweenorexia (Halloween anorexia)
  • Skeezy (sketchy and sleazy)
  • Groutfiti (grout graffiti, writing in the grout)
  • Manolescent (Man adolescent)
  • Brofessional (brother professional)
  • Carnevoyeur (Carnivore voyeur)
  • Thisclose (This close, used by footballers)
  • Unlightening (Un-enlightening)
  • Dearthquake (Dearth earthquake, small tremor, but major media frenzy)
  • Chiptease (a half full bag of chips)
  • Cinephile (Cinema lover)
  • Carmageddon (Car Armageddon)
  • Precrestination (cleaning teeth pre dental visit)
  • Paleolinguist (Paleontological linguist)
  • Guysmaids (guy bridesmaid for gay wedding)
  • Dayturnal (opposite of nocturnal)
  • Webrovert (web extrovert, otherwise introvert)

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