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1 Oh My Word!

2 New words Every day, new words are born — with about 2,000 words added to the dictionary every year. These are words which were added to the 2009 Merriam-Webster Dictionary

3 New words Flash Mob: a group of people summoned (as by e-mail or text message) to a designated location at a specified time to perform an indicated action before dispersing Frenemy: one who pretends to be a friend but is actually an enemy one who pretends to be a friend but is actually an enemy

4 New words Haram : forbidden by Islamic law forbidden by Islamic law Shawarma : a sandwich especially of sliced lamb or chicken, vegetables, and often tahini wrapped in pita bread a sandwich especially of sliced lamb or chicken, vegetables, and often tahini wrapped in pita breadStaycation: a vacation spent at home or nearby a vacation spent at home or nearby Webisode : an episode especially of a TV show that may or may not have been telecast but can be viewed at a web site. an episode especially of a TV show that may or may not have been telecast but can be viewed at a web site.

5 Old words Dead and forgotten like the typewriter, VCR, cassette tapes and floppies, these words have been replaced, removed and sacrificed for more common vernacular. How many do you know?

6 Old words Aflunters: in a state of disorder. Her hair was all aflunters. Cow-handed: awkward. awkward. Deosculation: the act of kissing. Flamfoo: a gaudily dressed female, one whose chief pleasure consists of dress. a gaudily dressed female, one whose chief pleasure consists of dress.

7 Old words Gloppened: s surprised. Mawmsey: s sleepy; stupid as from want of rest or over-drinking. Milklivered: c cowardly, faint-hearted. Quother: t to talk in a low and confidential tone.

8 Old Words Sandillions: n numbers like the sand on the seashore. Shivviness: t the feeling of roughness caused by a new undergarment. Snirtle: t to attempt to suppress one's laughter; a short, suppressed laugh. Trinkle: t to eavesdrop.

9 What color is each word?

10 More word fun Check out http://www.wordle.net/ http://www.wordle.net/

11 More word fun http://www.factacular.com / http://www.factacular.com / http://www.fun-with- words.com/ http://www.fun-with- words.com/ http://www.rinkworks.com /words/ http://www.rinkworks.com /words/


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