Glasshole and other new words

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

attention theft

The intrusion on a person’s attention by unwanted and unauthorized text, sounds, or images.

bingeable

adj. Compulsively and excessively watchable or consumable, particularly a TV show or food.

boiling the frog

Slowly increasing a negative stimulus that would otherwise be rejected if performed all at once.

de-elephant

To discuss an existing but unacknowledged topic.

disconnectionist

A person who advocates spending time away from online activities, particularly for mental or spiritual rejuvenation.

geriaction

An action movie genre that features aging actors in the lead roles.

 frankenword

A word created from the parts of two or more existing words, particularly when the resulting term is awkward or unsightly

glasshole

A person who uses a Google Glass wearable computer in an obnoxious, pretentious, or creepy manner.

hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia

The fear of the number 666.

kid credentialing

Having a child participate in activities, programs, and experiences that will look good on the child’s future college application.

listicle

An article or news story that consists primarily of a thematic list of short items.

perching

While in a car in a crowded parking lot, waiting for, and possibly following, a person who is going to exit the lot and thus free up a parking spot.

qt3.14

A cute, attractive person; a cutie-pie

trophy kid

A child who grew up getting praise and trophies just for participating in activities, and now expects esteem and rewards as an adult.

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