life-changing Aug 10
game changing/er July 28 10
question for wonder or ask (Questioning is something different: “I question your judgement.”)
dramatically for drastically very popular
toddler belly (ugh!)
lots of people being “lifted out of poverty” week of 24 Aug 10
romantical – is this a trend?
As “shell suit” now means track suit, and “staycation” means holidaying in Britain (rather than at home), so “lap dancer” now means stripper, exotic dancer, pole dancer.
emotional intelligence popular Sept 10
speak out September 11, 2010 v popular for something like “saying the unsayable”, telling truth to power (Pope to “speak out” on abuse. If he just “spoke” on it he might be exonerating everybody.)
“rowing back” on things popular week ending Sept 12. Pope wanting to row back from Vatican II.
cosplay ball (either a new kind of Indian club or kettle bell, or a dance for people who like to dress up as characters from anime)
Week of Oct 11 Lot of “in excelsis” in place of “to the max”
People using “minted” to mean “rich”, suddenly. Isn’t it young person’s slang for “lucky”? Or something you do to potatoes?
Buzz Words of 2011 here and here.
Complete Buzz Words of 2010 here.
Buzz Words of 2009 here.
Buzz Words of 2009 Part Two here.