Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Word of the Times

Oxford's Word of the Year is hypermiling or to hypermile which is defined as "to attempt to maximize gas mileage by making fuel-conserving adjustments to one’s car and one’s driving techniques. Rather than aiming for good mileage or even great mileage, hypermilers seek to push their gas tanks to the limit and achieve hypermileage, exceeding EPA ratings for miles per gallon."
The finalists are:

frugalista – person who leads a frugal lifestyle, but stays fashionable and healthy by swapping clothes, buying second-hand, growing own produce, etc.

moofer – a mobile out of office worker – ie. someone who works away from a fixed workplace, via Blackberry/laptop/wi-fi etc. (also verbal noun, moofing)

topless meeting – a meeting in which the participants are barred from using their laptops, Blackberries, cellphones, etc.

toxic debt – mainly sub-prime debts that are now proving so disastrous to banks. They were parceled up and sent around the global financial system like toxic waste, hence the allusion.

Losing out are CarrotMob, ecohacking (also known as geoengineering), hockey mom , link bait, luchador, rewilding, staycation, tweet, and wardrobe as a verb.


Blogger Pasyon, Emmanuel C. said...

is frugalista a synonym of jologs? hehe.

nagkukunwaring mayaman kaya papalit-palit ng damit, alinsunod sa fashion. wala namang substance ang portrayal.

7:16 AM  
Blogger frank cimatu said...

wrong. ang frugalista hindi kumakain ng pisbol at tokneneng para lang may pang-ukay

10:30 AM  
Blogger Pasyon, Emmanuel C. said...

gets ko na. iba nga. nga pala, di ba may libro kayo na tungkol sa ukay? lumabas na ba yun?

10:45 AM  
Blogger frank said...

matagal na

12:54 PM  
Blogger Pasyon, Emmanuel C. said...

hehe. sori naman. eh yung mondo marcos mo, kelan? more importantly, saan meron?

1:16 PM  
Blogger frank cimatu said...

february 25 ang launch. baduy ano? binigyan ng relevance

1:58 PM  
Blogger Pasyon, Emmanuel C. said...

basta wag ka lang magdilaw mr c.

saan pala?

wala bang compli dyan, kahit newsprint basta pirmado. hehe

2:53 PM  

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