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New Words and Phrases

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
Many new words are added to the English language every year. This is a very difficult quiz on new words and phrases in English.

Question 1:


Sometimes people who hike very long distances hide supplies in boxes along their route. What are these boxes called?
suppliboxes
roadplies
bounce boxes
route boxes

Question 2:


In 2007 this expression was introduced to describe an economy that is in a real frenzy.
caffeine economy
Potus
cappuccino economy
latteconomy

Question 3:


Someone who did not like the hardware made by Apple might use this expression.
Roottenmacs
Jobs' Sobs
MacIntrash
Sourapple

Question 4:


Because of the high cost of medical care, some older adults are abandoned by their caretakers. What is this called?
gerontal deprivation
patriloss
granny dumping
parentaloss

Question 5:


This expression means being hit in the head by television equipment (usually sound equipment).  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Videomiked
Ito'd
laserfaired
Boomered

Question 6:


Sometimes people can get so many e-mails that they cannot deal with them. They might just delete them all and start again. What is this action called?
e-looting
virtual bankruptcy
e-mail bankruptcy
Instamesagloss

Question 7:


This new form of exercise which combines step aerobics with soul music.
Stephopping
Aerohop
Exergaming
Funkinetics

Question 8:


Which of these words describes movies that contain extreme and unnecessary violence.
tremovile
xtremolence
x'oviolence
gorno

Question 9:


In computer messaging punctuation marks are sometimes used to show human emotion. What do we call a series of such marks?
virtutions
textations
emoticons
emailotions

Question 10:


The "mentoring" system is all the rage. Which word refers to a person being "mentored"?
mentator
mentee
monitor
mentationary

Question 11:


This word refers to a newly wed man who was a bachelor for many years.
a Benedict
a Bachephile
a Neothorpe
a Neosexual

Question 12:


Which word refers to a very long-winded person?
twonk
lopomo
mzee
A.S.S. Graduate

 


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