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Worst Words of 2013
updated: Jan 11, 2014, 1:30 PM
By the Dedicated Staff of edhat.com
Magazine recently compiled a poll of the worst words in 2013 and that got Ed thinking. He knows
that some edhatters are sticklers for grammar and spelling so he's curious what you think of the new and
trendy words that graced our presence in 2013.
Look over the definitions below and and take our edhat poll!
buzz worthy, adj. (informal): likely to arouse the interest and attention of the public, either by
media coverage or word of mouth. "Four of this year's most buzzworthy young stars"
derp, exclam. & n. (informal): (used as a substitute for) speech regarded as meaningless or
stupid, or to comment on a foolish or stupid action. "Lower tax rates and far lower job creation. Derp"
FOMO, n.: fear of missing out: anxiety that an exciting or interesting event may currently be
happening elsewhere, often aroused by posts seen on a social media website. "I realized I was a lifelong
sufferer of FOMO."
merch, n. (informal): short for merchandise. "People mobbed the merch stand to buy T-
selfie, n. (informal): a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a
smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website. "Occasional selfies are acceptable, but
posting a new picture of yourself every day isn't necessary."
silly money, n.: a ridiculously large amount of money. "I do wish people would spend time
planning their marriage rather than spending silly money on their wedding day."
twerk, v.: dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip
movements and a low, squatting stance. "just wait till they catch their daughters twerking to this song"
vacay (also vaca), n. (informal):a holiday, or short for vacation. "I'm in France right now, on vacay."
to see all the new words added in 2013.
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