I’ve mentioned Julia, my team leader at work, who uses a lot of big words. Here is another installment of words I’ve learned from her:
bolshie/bolshy (stroppy, showing signs of revolting; from Bolshevic)
sussed out (slang for ‘figured out’)
w00t (hackerese used to express joy. Maybe it is wow + loot or wow + hoot)
hackerese (Internet slang)
But as if to add some balance, another young colleague, who comments in this blog by the name Raoul, uses some words that I am unfamiliar with too, such as:
spaz out (go mental)
munted (slang for mashed/broken/messy)
discombobulate (Raoul’s ultimate word to use)
shonky (dubious, not good quality)
nong (a bit of a twit, or idiot) I am rather more familiar with this word now, sigh!
There were a few new ones to me in that list.
Sure it does. It’s there in the first installment. (https://couragetotremble.wordpress.com/2008/11/07/how-good-is-your-vocabulary/)
crepuscular is a nice word. It has the Julia seal of approval.