|May 25 was both Nerd Pride Day and Geek Pride Day. Luckily for you, I won’t rehash the old “nerds, geeks: what’s the difference?” debate here, because we’re all nerds and geeks now.|
|flat white economy n. The economic sector consisting of small firms and startups in the media, technology, and communications industries. [New Statesman]
kayaktivist n. A person who uses a kayak to take part in a protest or similar act of civil disobedience. (kayak + activist) [NPR]Kayaktivists. Source: Greenpeace USA.
ragescroll v. To scroll angrily, particularly to the bottom of a page or message for further actions (such as unsubscribing or contacting customer service). [Twitter]
shadow impact n. The effect that a shadow cast by a tall building has on the surrounding area. [Inside Toronto]
|Word of the Week|
|book desert n. An area that has few or no bookstores, libraries, or other sources of books.
|Cruft* of the Week|
Scoxit n. The exit of Scotland from Great Britain. (Scotland + exit) [Breaking Views]
* “Poorly built, possibly over-complex; generally unpleasant” —The Jargon File.
Being an archaeodialectologist
|I am an unrepentant, irremediable word nerd and proud of it, for language is the most pleasant obsession I know.
—Charles Harrington Elster
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