Do you have a dadbod because you binge-watch too much?

Binge-watch is Collins' dictionary's Word of the Year

 

Collins English Dictionary has chosen binge-watch as its 2015 Word of the Year.

 
Meaning "to watch a large number of television programmes (especially all the shows from one series) in succession", it reflects a marked change in viewing habits, due to subscription services like Netflix.

Lexicographers noticed that its usage was up 200% on 2014.

Other entries include dadbod, ghosting and clean eating.

 
 
 
Vocabulary:

binge (v,n) / binge-drinking -

due to -

to notice stg -

usage (n) -

a sea change in stg -

to partake in stg -

to run the risk of stg -

plump (adj) -

to fit (a description) -

purported (adj) -

brief (n) -

a snapshot of stg -

to be due -

to require -

to advocate stg -

to spread -

to splay -

to deny stg to sb -

to draw attention to stg -

an offence -

to swipe -

in order to -

to dismiss -



What's your favourite new word and why?





Comments

José said…
Hi Graham,

My favourite new word in language English is Panwhole. I want to look for a word which means all, everything, entirety and totality. I would like that this word includes the universe and others things that are not the universe. Really? Of course. Whole in English means entirety and Pan was a Greek God and he was the God of entirety. Pan means totality. Panwhole includes totality completely. Is there anybody that understands it? Yes, the philosopher. Who is the philosopher? You must know about.

See you.
Roberto said…
Eing?.
José, what are you talking about?.
I don´t know... Are you taking drugs, LSD or something similar?.
Maybe you pretend to be a serious man but you experience secretely with hallucinatory substances...
José said…
Hi Roberto,

You are in a good mood, it’s the best, ¡Don’t be lack! Someday you’ll read interesting things that they will display the most hidden of the world. I will inform you about it.

See you.

Graham said…
Hi Roberto and José,

I have got used to José's comments and I no longer find them that bizzare nor cryptic (though I have to admit this one left me a little perplexed).

Do you really think "panwhole" will catch on?


José,

My favourite new word in English is Panwhole. I want to look for a word which means all, everything, entirety and totality. I would like this word to include the universe and other things that are not the universe. Really? Of course. Whole in English means entirety and Pan was a Greek God and he was the God of entirety. Pan means totality. Panwhole includes totality completely. Is there anybody that understands it? Yes, the philosopher. Who is the philosopher? You must know (about him).



Roberto,

... but you secretly experiment with hallucinatory substances.


José,

You are in a good mood, it’s the best way to be, Don’t be lack! (not sure what you mean here). Someday you’ll read interesting things that will display the most hidden secrets of the world. I will inform you about it.


José said…

Hi Graham and Roberto,

Next year you can see the most hidden secrets of the world. I’ll display it.

Happy Christmas to Montse, Graham, Roberto and every bloggers.
Graham said…
Hi José,

Seasons greetings from Inverness.

I was really lucky with my flight. The plane was delayed but I somehow managed to make the connection.

How are all the family get-togethers going?
José said…
Hi Graham,

Christmas greetings from Madrid. I glad you arrived home very well, although late. Where was the prison warden?

I was with all my family togheter and my granddauther was the star.

Have a good time with your family.

See you.
Graham said…
Hi José,

No encounters with prison wardens this time. I already have one in Madrid. :-)
José said…
Hi Montse, Graham and Roberto,

It’s a pleasure for me communicate you that I have published another book, titled “Más allá del Universo”, Beyond the Universe. I show a theory about Panwhole (whole, all, everything, entirety, totality, so on). This totality comprehends our universe, other universes and, principally, existing and not existing. In my opinion, Panwhole makes up existent and nonexistent. Our great grand parents, another people and goods from the past are nonexistence. People and things that will come from the future are nonexistence too. They must be in “anywhere” because they couldn´t came from nothing. I think “nothing” can’t exist.

Everything comes from existent and nonexistent like energy, atoms and human beings. The balance of existence and not existence is the impulse that moves everything. While the Universe is finite, the Panwhole isn’t finite. Panwhole will never end. The standard theory isn’t true, in my opinion. There wasn´t a big bang.

I don't think I’m crazy, guys.

See you.
Graham said…
Hi José,

I am ashamed not to have made any progress with your first book. I will get back to it one day.

Your second book sounds even more highbrow.


I am delighted to announce that I have published another book, titled “Más allá del Universo”, Beyond the Universe. I show a theory about Panwhole (whole, all, everything, entirety, totality, and so on). ... Our great grandparents, other people and goods from the past are non-existent. People and things that will come from the future are nonexistent too. They must be “anywhere” because they couldn´t came from nothing. I think “nothing” can’t exist.

... The balance of existence and non-existence is the impulse that moves everything. ...


Are you going to publish it in English? I'd love to help but I'm afraid that I am hopeless at translating.

Roberto said…
Hi José, Hi everybody,
I think sometimes Astronomy,Mistic,and Philosophy are very close at some point.
There are different ways to answer the same questions.
The most important thing for me is not "where we come from",but "where we are",and "where we go".
Although,there are a lot of things that we don´t know yet,maybe in the future... maybe our brain is too limited to understand some abstract concepts.


Graham said…
Hi Roberto,

That was almost a José-like comment. I think you should get a copy of his latest book.
José said…
Hi Graham,

I wish I would need you. Anyway, I hope you help me please, I rely on the best.


Hi Roberto,

Congratulation, you are another philosopher. I agree with you but, in my opinion, everything is changing and remaining. The Panwhole will never disappear. We are parts of the Panwhole so we are changing to remaining afterwards.

See you.
Roberto said…
Hi Graham,

No mistakes in my comment?. Incredible!. Maybe I´m learning after all...

José,

I prefer philosophy than religion, for shure!.
The expresion "everything is changing and remaining",reminds me the Taoist theory about the cycles of life, something like "everything in Nature is cyclic". The Japanese Shintoists and the American Indians have the same theory... "everything is a cycle, everything is a circle". As simple as this. I like it.
Graham said…
Hi José,

Still going on about this Panwhole... and I'm none the wiser as to what it is. LOL

I wish I would need you. WRONG (I'm unsure what you mean here) Anyway, I hope you'll help me please, I rely on the best.


Congratulations, you are another philosopher. I agree with you but, in my opinion, everything is changing and remaining. The Panwhole will never disappear. We are parts of the Panwhole so we are changing to remaining afterwards. (Do you mean we are changing in order to survive?)


Graham said…
Hi Roberto,

The only thing that I didn't understand was mystic (adj) - I let it pass. Even the great José was unsure what it meant. LOL


I prefer philosophy to religion, for sure!.
The expression "everything is changing and remaining" reminds me of the Taoist theory about the cycles of life, something like "everything in Nature is cyclic". The Japanese Shintoists and the American Indians have the same theory... "everything is a cycle, everything is a circle". As simple as this. I like it.


Roberto said…
-Mystic: spiritually significant.
I´ts not that difficult!. It´s only a matter of general culture, you disappoint me, Graham...
Graham said…
I know Roberto. I am an uncultured soul. I leave all the high-brow stuff to you and José.

adjective
1.
involving or characterized by esoteric, otherworldly, or symbolic practices or content, as certain religious ceremonies and art; spiritually significant; ethereal.
2.
of the nature of or pertaining to mysteries known only to the initiated:
mystic rites.
3.
of occult character, power, or significance:
a mystic formula.
4.
of obscure or mysterious character or significance.
5.
of or relating to mystics or mysticism.
noun
6.
a person who claims to attain, or believes in the possibility of attaining, insight into mysteries transcending ordinary human knowledge, as by direct communication with the divine or immediate intuition in a state of spiritual ecstasy.
7.
a person initiated into religious mysteries.


Maybe you meant "mysticism". :D
José said…
Hi Roberto,

I see you are boffin about the Taoist, the Japanese Shintoists and the American Indians. I don’t know this cultures but if the Panwhole hasn’t beginning neither end, it’s evident that there is constant generation.

See you.
Roberto said…
Hi Graham, Hi josé, Hi everyone,
I was joking... I know you are not an uncultured soul, come on!.
I see you were checking the Wikipedia...
Yes, I meant "mysticism"(although there´s a Van Morrison song named "Into the Mystic").
Graham said…
Hi José,

I think we should draw a line under this "panwhole" saga. There are more important things we should be considering. :D

I think a boffin is more related to science. They usually have very large foreheads. :-)


... I don’t know these cultures but if the Panwhole has neither beginning nor end...


I think you and Roberto should be seated at either end of the table to avoid any further "brainy" talk. LOL

Graham said…
Hi Roberto,

Hark, now hear the sailors cry
Smell the sea and feel the sky
Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic


Are you joining us for a mystical dinner?
Roberto said…
I can´t, maybe the next time...

Roberto said…
Graham,
I know you prefer to talk about pups and kittens and eat some vegetables...
So tender!.LOL
José said…
Hi Graham,

Dare I say that you like science. Anyway you can't escape from Panwhole because you are the Panwhole. LOL

See you.
Graham said…
Hi Roberto,

The post about the penguin in Rio is especially for you. I know the story will melt your heart.

Without you, José will be stuck in a corner with little to say. LOL

Try to come!
Graham said…
Hi José,

I doubt I will ever forget that word - unfortunately!