Category: "Nerd Words"

nerd-word Every day we encounter nerdy words trying to find their way into the common vernacular.

Here, I will seek them out and expose them for the phonies that they are!

Some will succeed and become common words, others will (hopefully) die a painful death!

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Thanks to Alexandra Gorbokon, whom I met in the Twitterverse (OH NO!!! It’s one of those words!!) and her idea for the title of this section!

Weiner and the word Sexting

With all this talk this past week about Weiner and Sexting (aren’t they synonymous with each other?), I just read an article that looks into the origin of the word. […]

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Nerd Word of the Day: email

E-mail Sorry, I’m 4 days late on this!  I’ve been out of Los Angeles, for the past couple days trying to avoid this, which was supposed to be brought on […]

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Nerd Word of the Day: Post-PC

Post-PC: 1 – adj – used to describe a device that is dedicated to a specific application in contrast to a general-purpose computer 2 – adj – used to describe […]

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Sexting, Sammich and Fnarr fnarr are now official words!

I often make fun of these words, and even make videos about them (8.9 million views and counting, btw!), and now a whole slew of these words are now official! […]

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Toyota announces that the Plural of Prius is Prii

OK.. after much debate and the public’s votes… Toyota announces that the plural of Prius is now officially (drum-roll please… oh.. I already put the answer in the title.. arggh!)…. […]

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Let’s get Marina equal time on The Colbert Report. Word Request for “Truthiness” Colbert’s re-invention of “Truthiness” is similar to O’Reilly’s of “Pinhead”. Both unknowingly re-invented a word used previously. […]

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Nerd Word of the Day: Flightmare

I was reading an article on MSNBC’s website today  - Passenger recounts 16-hour flightmare.  A 5 1/2 hour flight turned into a 15 hour nightmare? …. oh….. sorry….. I mean […]

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Nerd Werd of the Day: KTHXBAI

KTHXBAI: LOLspeak version of “OK, thanks! Bye”. LOLspeak is a language that I wish I could master, though I find it, perhaps, more difficult to master than English! As an […]

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Nerd Word of the Day: Lexadaisical

Lexadaisical: adj – Being lackadaisical with your lexicon. Examples of this would be your instead of you’re, its instead of it’s, or as Will Farrell said in one of his […]

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Nerd Word of the Day.. no YEAR: Unfriend

Unfriend: verb – To remove someone as a ‘friend’ on a social networking site such as Facebook. The New Oxford American Dictionary has chosen this word as the 2009 WORD […]

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Nerd Words of the Day: Imma Let You Finish

“Imma let you finish”: Phrase used to interrupt someone with no intent of letting them finish what they were going to say. This phrase entered the lexicon recently with the […]

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Nerd Word of the Day: Idempotent

Idempotent: adj. f. L.  idem same +  potent-em powerful:  Of a quantity or element a: having the property that a × a = a, where × represents multiplication or some […]

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Nerd Words of the Day: Nom de Strip

Nom de Strip: one’s stripper name. Taken from the expression “nom de plume” for pen-name. I was flicking through the channels and came across the Demi Moore movie “Striptease” and […]

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Nerd Word of the Day: Anatidaephobia

Anatidaephobia: (n) The fear that you are being watched by a duck. From the Greek word “anatidae”, meaning ducks, geese or swans and “phobos” meaning fear. What a strange phobia, […]

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