21st century neologisms

Discussion in 'Science & Society' started by arfa brane, Apr 18, 2018.

  1. arfa brane call me arf Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,632
    For example: "recharge anxiety", a condition electric car owners experience when looking for a recharge station. Just saw a story about Sweden or somewhere, where the government is installing charging rails on their motorways.

    I suppose recharge anxiety wouldn't be restricted to electric cars, but applies to any battery powered device.

    Can you think of any other neologisms which have recently appeared?
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  3. Sarkus Hippomonstrosesquippedalo phobe Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    7,695
    How recent?
    Crowdsourcing, fake news, are both fairly recent.
    One I really like is "Scunthorpe problems" when referring to the unintended consequences of filtering on groups of letters rather than the word, such as when AOL prevented anyone entering their address as Scunthorpe from creating accounts. But this is from over 20 years ago - so not strictly 21st century.
     
  4. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  5. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,788
    "Why don't you die in a cancer fire" is new to me.
     
  6. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  7. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

    Messages:
    35,312
    Social media, microhousing, crowdsource, alt-right.
     
  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    8,788
    block chain!
     

Share This Page