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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?
roadplies
bounce boxes
route boxes
suppliboxes

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


Because of the high cost of medical care, some older adults are abandoned by their caretakers. What is this called?
granny dumping
gerontal deprivation
patriloss
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)
Ito'd
laserfaired
Boomered
Videomiked

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?
virtual bankruptcy
Instamesagloss
e-looting
e-mail bankruptcy

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

Question 11:


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

Question 12:


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

 


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