Wednesday, September 30, 2009
It pays to increase your word power
Two neologisms, or newly coined words, I just encountered for the first time today:
1. Sexile. To banish your roomie from your dorm room while you make whoopee. The old practice was just banned at Tufts University. Yeah, sure.
2. Crowdsourcing. Having a large group of people work independently on a single task rather than one or two individuals. Sometimes used for nefarious purposes, as when a bunch of Chinese put their heads together to come up with a translation of Dan Brown's new potboiler. That's just piracy, dammit. (I never thought I'd be defending the likes of Dan Brown.)