People invent new slang words all the time. And here are a few of the “hip” new words making the rounds. They’re from the experts at Wired magazine:
- First, there’s carb-age. That refers to all the tasteless junk food marketed to people on low-carb diets.
- Then there’s Krueger-ware. It’s unwelcome computer software that, just like Freddie Krueger in the movie “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” refuses to die. It tortures you when you browse the Internet, and hijacks you to websites you don’t want to visit. And even if you delete every file connected to it and reinstall your browser, it still comes back to haunt you.
- Another hip new word is a dating word. Guy-atus – or taking a hiatus from guys.
- There’s also Click-Fraud. You probably know that websites get money when you click on an ad, right? Well, some websites hire low-wage workers in China and India to do nothing but click on ads. So basically, advertisers are paying for fraudulent clicks.
- And then there’s Teen-ile. A new word to describe someone who is way too old for what she’s wearing.
Memorize these words, and maybe you’ll be able to say this sentence with a straight face, someday: Your new neighbor is a teen-ile hacker on guy-atus, who’s trying to get rid of the Kreuger-ware on her computer, so she can click-fraud some advertisers, while eating a pile of awful-tasting carb-age.