Weekend Word Wrap

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Today's Word Wrap keeps on with our tradition of bringing you the hippest, most happening new words being coined, as they're coined... well, okay, with at least a 5-second delay, "˜cause a blog that brands itself as SMART certainly don't wanna go lookin' all stupid and bleep.

Today's sparkling entries come to you via the good folk over at Word Spy:

guyliner n. Eyeliner designed for and used by men. (Citations)

rejuvenile n. An adult who enjoys activities and things normally associated with children. —adj., v.— rejuveniling pp. (Citations)

SMUM n. A woman who finds motherhood and her children tedious and uninteresting. [Acronym from Smart, Middle-Class, Uninvolved, Mother.] (Citations)

face blindness n. Difficulty recognizing faces or telling faces apart. Also: face-blindness.
—face-blind adj. (Citations)

aireoke (air.ee.OH.kee) n. Playing air guitar and singing to prerecorded music; playing air guitar in a public performance. Also: air-eoke. [Blend of air guitar and karaoke.] (Citations)

And if you've never heard aireoke, but think you might have the talent "“ or just like making a fool of yourself onstage, be sure to check out aireoke.com and their cool blog. It's air-eokay in my book. Heavens, did I just coin a new word? aireokay -- adj. a decent aireoke performance, a well played air-guitar

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August 25, 2006 - 11:01am
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