Monday, July 27, 2009

Steve Evans: Neologisms 10-14

AUDIOPHILE, n. One who loves and collects audio equipment and media [compound from L. audio 'hear' and G. phile 'loving'] Context and source: "Being an audiophile, I own an 8 track player, phonograph, cassette player, CD player, DAT recorder, and a Minidisc player." (Conversation)

EBONICS, n. Black English Vernacular [Blend of ebony and phonics]

NETIZEN, n. A person who spends an excessive amount of time on the Internet. [blend of Internet and citizen]. Context and Source "...investors and Netizens alike were left wondering what went wrong. ( Newsweek).

METROSEXUAL, n, adj. A heterosexual male who has a strong aesthetic sense and inordinate interest in appearance and style, similar to that of homosexual males. 1994; blend of metropolitan + heterosexual

SCHIZO, n. A cup of coffee made with equal parts of caffeinated and de-caffeinated coffee [clip of schizophrenia]. Context and source: Menu list, Sundance Coffee

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