Weekend Word Wrap

David K. Israel

Today's Word Wrap keeps on with our tradition of bringing you the hippest, most happening new words and phrases being coined, as they're coined... well, okay, with at least a 5-second delay.

Today's sparkling entries, as usual, are brought to you by the good folk over at wordspy.com

  • password fatigue n. Mental exhaustion and frustration caused by having to remember a large number of passwords. (Citations)
  • Streisand effect n. The widespread dissemination of information caused by an attempt to suppress that information. Also: Barbra Streisand effect. (Citations)
  • exergaming n. An activity that combines exercise with video game play. —adj. Also: exer-gaming. —exergame n. —exergamer n. (Citations)
  • microblogging pp. Posting short thoughts and ideas to a personal blog, particularly by using instant messaging software or a cell phone. Also: micro-blogging. —microblog v., n. —microblogger n. (Citations)
  • bullycide n. The suicide of a child that occurs after that child has been bullied or harassed. (Citations)
  • hypermiler n. A person who attempts to maximize gas mileage by using driving techniques that conserve fuel. —hypermiling pp. —hypermile adj (Citations)
  • eco-anxiety n. Worry or agitation caused by concerns about the present and future state of the environment. (Citations)
  • ecosexual n. A single, environmentally conscious person with a strong aesthetic sense. Also: eco-sexual. —ecosexuality n. (Citations)