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The Word Spy
Get with the lingo! The Word Spy lets you
in on the trendiest words like 'metrosexual' ("A dandyish
narcissist in love with not only himself, but also his urban
lifestyle"), 'chairobics' ("Aerobic exercises performed
while sitting in a chair or wheelchair") or 'toy food'
("A food dish that comes premeasured and premixed and so
requires only a minimal amount of preparation"). And these
words are not just one-hit-word-wonders; all of them have appeared
in multiple publications.
What's hella neat about Word Spy is that
each word includes a sample citation from a publication in which
the word is used and even traces the word to its originator
and first usage. Pretty soon, you'll be impressing (or confusing
people) when you speak of a new meal's 'chickenability,' mentioning
that Ashton Kutcher is having an 'Elvis year' or bragging about
how your driving skills are second to none because you've never
hit any 'street furniture.'