Posted by: episystechpubs | September 22, 2015

Editor’s Corner: Awesomesauce and Manspreading

Last week, while I was in New York, a subway sign reminded me of a new word from the Oxford English Dictionary. The word is manspreading (see photo below). Several of you sent me articles about the new words, so here are some excerpts from CNN’s article, New words in the dictionary? Awesomesauce!

· cat café: establishment where people pay to interact with cats housed on the premises

· manspreading: practice whereby a man, especially one travelling on public transport, adopts a sitting position with his legs wide apart, in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat or seats

· onboarding: from the colorful world of human relations, describing the "action or process of integrating a new employee into an organization or familiarizing a new customer or client with one’s products or services"

· MacGyver: making or repairing (an object) in an improvised or inventive way

· holodeck: fictional "chamber or facility in which a user can experience a holographic or computer-simulated physical environment”

· rando: A person one does not know, especially one regarded as odd, suspicious, or engaging in socially inappropriate behaviour [KC – Remember, it’s a British dictionary, so the spellings are British.]

· hangry: bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger

From New York City Subway

Kara Church

Technical Editor, Advisory

Symitar Documentation Services

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