Enlarge Your Vocabulary
(новые слова и выражения, еще не зафиксированные в словарях)
Только слова имеют значение, все прочее – болтовня.
- Cockney as it is, или Сразу все слова – незнакомые. Очень рекомендуем звезд кокни рока. По определению жанра уже все ясно, но удивление от такого открытия все же надо отметить. Еще более странно, что Chas & Dave, национальное достояние и любимцы коренных лондонцев, прошли совершенно мимо международного слушателя. Предлагаем разобраться. Итак, Snooker Loopy.
И теперь это же самое
- Hate-watching is the act of watching a show that you claim to dislike with the sole purpose of mocking it
- Foaf is a jocular term current among legend scholars for over twenty years. The term "foaf" was introduced by Rodney Dale (in his 1978 book, The Tumour in the Whale) for an oft-attributed but anonymous source of contemporary legends: a “friend of a friend.” Dale pointed out that contemporary legends always seemed to be about someone just two or three steps from the teller – a boyfriend’s cousin, a co-worker’s aunt, or a neighbor of the teller’s mechanic. "Foaf" became a popular term at the Sheffield legend conferences in the 1980s. It was only a short step to the pun “foaftale,” a step taken by a yet-anonymous wag
- Phubbing is an act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention
- Selfie is a type of self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone. Selfies are often associated with social networking. In the Korean entertainment industry the word selca (short for self camera) is used to describe photos taken of oneself. They are often casual, are typically taken either with a camera held at arm's length or in a mirror, and typically include either only the photographer, or the photographer and as many people as can be in focus. Selfies taken that involve multiple people are known as "group selfies". In August 2013 the Guardian produced a film series titled Thinkfluencer exploring selfie exposure in the UK
- Movember (a portmanteau word from moustache and November) is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of Men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and other male cancers; and associated charities. The Movember Foundation runs the Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health"
By encouraging men (which the charity refers to as Mo Bros) to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides getting an annual check-up, the Movember Foundation encourages men to be aware of any family history of cancer, and to adopt a healthier lifestyle
Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression, in Australia and New Zealand. In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, South Africa, Taiwan, and the United States. In 2012, the Global Journal listed Movember as one of the top 100 NGOs (non-government organization) in the world
- "Glue wine" – вместо привычного "mulled wine" – активно рекламируется по британскому телевидению, т.е. идет по аналогии с нем. "Glühwein", рус. "глинтвейном", фр. "Vin chaud"
Mulled wine is a beverage usually made with red wine along with various spices and raisins. It is served hot or warm and may be alcoholic or non-alcoholic. It is a traditional drink during winter, especially around Christmas and Halloween
- PechaKucha or Pecha Kucha (Japanese: ペチャクチャ, IPA: [petɕa ku͍̥tɕa], chit-chat) is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights (PKNs)
PechaKucha Night was devised in February 2003 by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Tokyo's Klein-Dytham Architecture (KDa), as a way to attract people to SuperDeluxe, their experimental event space in Roppongi, and to allow young designers to meet, show their work, and exchange ideas
In 2004, a few cities in Europe began holding PKNs, the first of several hundred cities that have since launched similar events around the world. As of June 2012, PechaKucha Nights were held in 534 cities worldwide
- free-range (adjective):
- (of livestock, especially poultry) kept in natural conditions, with freedom of movement
Eg. "a free-range, corn-fed chicken"
- (of eggs) produced by free-range poultry
Eg. "free range eggs" – eggs hatched by hens that have freedom of movement as opposed to those that are kept in cells almost motionless
Free range poultry and eggs have a tendency to cost more than their cell-kept counterparts due to a more ethical and, therefore, more expensive production process. Some people claim that free-range products taste more "natural"
- To go commando. Going commando, or free-balling, male, freebuffing, female, the practice of not wearing underwear. The term may be related to the much earlier term "going regimental", which refers to wearing a kilt military-style, i.e., without underwear (see True Scotsman). С учетом ссылки на килт: существует легенда, что килт принято носить как единственную часть одежды, прикрывающую мужчину
- Edutainment (educational entertainment, also referred to by the portmanteau "edutainment", which is education + entertainment) is any entertainment content that is designed to educate as well as to entertain. Content with a high degree of both educational and entertainment value is known as edutainment. There also exists content that is primarily educational but has incidental entertainment value. Finally, there is content that is mostly entertaining but can be seen to have some educational value
- Any news from your neck of the woods? (idiom.) means "Is there any news from where you are?"
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