Narcisstick and other new words

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


A bride-to-be who, while planning her wedding, remains calm, relaxed, and easy-going.


The improper or ignorant use of scientific or technical language to make a false or impossible claim seem more believable.


The theories and experimental methodologies of physics applied to food, cooking, and eating.

gig economy

The economic sector consisting of freelancers who take on a series of small jobs, particularly when those jobs are contracted online using a website or app.


A TV or film genre that features stereotypical depictions of rural people, particularly those from the American South.


The excessive consumption of information.


The act of a man sitting with his knees spread widely apart, particularly when this crowds people next to him or prevents someone from taking an adjacent seat.


Pejorative name for a selfie stick.


An educational certification obtained by taking quick, highly-focused courses over a short time.

slow journalism

Journalism that eschews instant articles and superficial opinion in favor of a longer-term approach with a focus on in-depth investigation, considered analysis, and effective storytelling.


A fact that many people do not believe.


Deliberately doing nothing.


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