Monday, June 08, 2015

word of the day

Today, Merriam-Webster selected "youthquake" as its Word of the Day:


(Is "Word of the Day" a proprietary term?)

Here's what Merriam-Webster posted:

youthquake

audio pronunciation
June 08, 2015
noun
\YOOTH-kwayk\
Definition
: a shift in cultural norms influenced by the values, tastes, and mores of young people
. . . which prompts these from me:
oldquake: Baby Boomers' anxiety over their retirement accounts 

slimquake: distress over the amount of one's caloric intake

heftquake: Ibid.
sexquake: performance anxiety
WASPquake: can you wear white pants after Labor Day?
cakequake: Op. cit.  

alcquake: the morning after
billquake: You got this? No? Really? 
agnostiquake: OMG. What if there really is a hell?
datequake: What if she/he/? doesn't like me, or vice versa?
ratequake: The Federal Reserve -- and Wall Street's biggest fear

votequake: The seismic shock to American democracy if more than 80% of eligible voters actually, well, voted






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