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This week Collins dictionary announced inclusion of new words, many of which are familiar to people who spend time online.

amazeballs!, an expression of enthusiastic approval (doesn't quite have that zing to it);

bridezilla, a woman whose behaviour while planning the details of her wedding is regarded as intolerable (my niece as referred to by several family members);

claustrophilia, abnormal pleasure derived from being in a confined space (who on earth except an earthworm?);

floordrobe, a pile of clothes left on the floor (I wonder if there's a separate term for a pile of clothes draped over the treadmill);

laymanize or laymanise, to simplify technical information into a form that can be understood by ordinary people (AKA dumbing down);

lollage, the practice of using the text messaging abbreviation LOL (laugh out loud);

mummy porn or mommy porn, a genre of erotic fiction that is designed to appeal to women (think Fifty Shades of Grey--I wonder if any erotic mummy books exist);

podium, to finish in one of the first three places in a sporting competition (much used by commentators during the Olympics);

squadoosh, an American slang term meaning 'nothing';

touch-ready, meaning usable immediately on touch-screen devices and computers (love my iPad).

Amazeballs to the World Wide Words site!
[World Wide Words is copyright© Michael Quinion 2012. All rights reserved.] Extra comments are my own.

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