Cybercasing and other new words

Here is a selection of new words I found on the Wordspy website


Eating without thinking or without being hungry.

collaborative consumption

An economic model in which consumers use online tools to collaborate on owning, renting, sharing, and trading goods and services.


Using online location-based data and services to determine when a home is unoccupied with a view to robbing it.


A person who acts younger than his or her age. It reminds me of that expression in English – Act your age not your shoe size. This doesn’t make much sense in Spanish.


An education reform movement that eschews traditional teaching tools in favour of Internet-based learning and other high-tech methods. Also: edu-punk.

iPod oblivion

Obliviousness to one’s surroundings caused by listening to an iPod or similar device.

nature-deficit disorder

A yearning for nature, or an ignorance of the natural world, caused by a lack of time spent outdoors, particularly in rural settings. Also: nature deficit disorder.


A young person who isn’t working, in school, or in a training program. [From the phrase Not in employment, education, or training.]

Pinatubo option

A proposed technique for reducing global warming by injecting reflective particles into the stratosphere to mimic the effects of a volcanic eruption.


Extreme psychological pain.

range anxiety

Mental distress or uneasiness caused by concerns about running out of power while driving an electric car.

reputation bankruptcy

A theoretical system that would give a person a fresh start on the web by deleting all of that person’s online text, photos, and other data.


Distress or melancholy caused by a significant change to one’s local environment.


A talent agency.


A person who seeks out or has an intense interest in eclipses, particularly solar eclipses


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