According to Reuters, the latest edition of the Oxford Dictionary of English contains a host of newly included words.
Among the fresh additions are "scopophilia" (sexual pleasure derived chiefly from watching others when they are naked or engaged
in sexual activity); "phishing" (fraudulently sending e-mails purporting to be from reputable firms to get individuals to reveal personal details);
and "labradoodle" (a cross between a Labrador retriever and a poodle).
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Â Â Â Â Â Hubriss: An ancient Jewish ritual in which a particularly haughty male child is punished by having his foreskin removed. "We were at Seymour's hubriss, and we saw the whole thing. That'll teach him to get too big for his britches."
Scaliaphilia: Sexual pleasure derived from watching a Supreme Court justice when he is naked or engaged in sexual activity. (See also "deep dementia.")
Phishting: Posing as Trey Anastasio in the hopes that a gullible jam-rock devotee will then permit you to put your forearm up his rectum.
Labradoofus: A cross between a Labrador retriever and a public-relations executive.
Shockoladenfreude: That shameful but intense feeling of satisfaction you get when you see someone else choke on a piece of rich milk chocolate you wish had been your own.
Ethnocheck: The habit of furtively looking around before telling a politically incorrect joke, to make certain that no members of the demographic group(s) you are about to skewer are present. "A priest, two fags and Bill Cosby walk into a bar … but first, this quick ethnocheck."
Neocon: An umbrella term for the last two Matrix movies.
Schlub crawl: Hitting several drinking establishments in a row in search of a nebbish who will actually go home with you.
Nodcast: Podcasting a performance by Phish or any other incessantly noodling jam-rock outfit.
Jenaissance: A period in one's relationship history when one solely and exclusively dates women named Jennifer. (See also "afflecktation.")
Brie association: A mode of spontaneous, nonlogical speech favored by cheese fanciers and other delirious gourmands. (See also "stream of couscousness.")
Tabula Omarosa: The clean start one seeks after thoroughly humiliating oneself on a nationally broadcast reality-TV program.
Litemotif: A dominant theme in one's grocery-shopping patterns that entails repeated trips to the Lean Cuisine display.
Craptastic: A compliment bestowed by those who can no longer distinguish sincerity from sarcasm. (See also "wackolade.")
Muggle: 1) A type of fabric-softener sheet particularly useful in treating clothes soiled in violent street attacks. 2) What dorks call regular people when they feel like swanning it up. Knock yourselves out, dorks.
Fryer's remorse: The feeling of regret one experiences after spending too much money on outdoor cooking equipment.
Godcast: Podcasting a performance by Jars of Clay or any other painfully earnest contemporary-Christian outfit.
Roman Ë? Cliff: A novel in which real persons appear, but with their names all changed to Cliff.
Scott free: A prominent disclaimer that reassures viewers a film or TV program contains no appearances by Scott Speedman.
MILFy Way: A cluster of suburban residences owned, co-owned or rented by homemakers who still look pretty great in bikinis.
Bearotonin: A complex amine found in the blood, the brain and (especially) the urine of campers who have unexpected encounters with grizzly bears.
Syllojism: An argument in which two statements about the male ejaculate are made and a logical conclusion is drawn from them. Ex: All semen tastes salty. Salt is an important ingredient in crackers. Therefore, semen goes great on crackers.
Exit Pole: A Polack who actually knows what to do in case of fire.
Simantics: The branch of linguistics that teaches one to communicate and reason with the cast of characters in the computer game The Sims.
Rafterglow: The warm feeling of contentment bats experience as they hang side-by-side immediately after intimacy.
Stopgap: The corporate strategy of Abercrombie & Fitch.
Spina buffida: A strange but not altogether unpleasant deformity of the spinal column that causes one's C4 and C6 vertebrae to become, like, totally ripped.
Scrodcast: Podcasting the mating sounds of a young fish, especially one from the Boston area.
Trans fat: The amount of weight (typically, 10 pounds) gained by a patient in the months following gender-reassignment surgery.
Ox grinding: Promoting the use of contrived, utterly unnecessary words and phrases, in the hopes that they will one day be recognized as legitimate by otherwise sensible outlets like the Oxford Dictionary of English. (See also "lexiconning"; "canon fodder"; "weekly journalism.")