Multicrastinating and other new words

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

black elephant

An unlikely but significant risk that everyone knows about, but no one wants to discuss.

clone town

A town or neighbourhood where the main shopping area is dominated by chain stores, thus making it look identical to the shopping areas in many other towns.


A person who stands on the left side of a busy escalator, thus blocking those who would walk up or down.


The forward curve of the upper back caused by constantly looking down at a smartphone or similar device.


Procrastinating by performing multiple non-work tasks simultaneously.


A good-looking woman or man who supports or engages in terrorist activities.

peak paper

A time when global paper production and usage reaches a maximum, after which it declines irreversibly.


A political movement in which a wealthy individual offers ideas and policies that appeal to the common person.


Nostalgia for an unrealized future that was predicted in the past.


The unconscious tendency to allow yourself to do something bad after you have done something good.


Travelling to locations that have been featured in movies, TV shows, or other media.


Members of the elite who are crude or who lack good breeding or taste.


A workplace or workforce that is ridiculous or worthy of mockery.


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