#atozchallenge -N for Neologism


1. A newly coined word or expression.
2. The coining or use of new words.

Have you heard?

The Oxford English Dictionary has allowed the following “initialisms” between its hallowed covers: BFF, FYI, LOL, OMG, and TMI.  That is a new term to me, BTW: Initialism. Interestingly distinct from its cousin the acronym, which, according to the OED itself, is an initialism which is pronounced as a word rather than letter-by-letter as in POTUS. Initialisms are spoken as letters.  What, I ask, is this world coming to?

It is crazy, IMHO.  <—also added

For more information and a few giggles… see the list of words here.  Note the following:

Couch surfer
Muffin top
Royal Free disease

Things that make you go hmmmmm.

My N Read: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (a recent discovery that blew me away!)

My N Listen:  No Line on the Horizon by U2 (been waiting over a year to use the tix I have, but then Bono hurt his back and they had to cancel the 2010 tour.  I’ll be see them this May!)

*AWESOME* Time Lapse of this concert and the spaceship stage:  Turn it UP!

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