someone whose job is to plan and organize all aspects of a wedding
An experienced wedding planner can be a great help in the run up to the big day.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/10/2014 11:07:00
a single buyer for a product or service of many sellers
The suggestion that Amazon is a hulking monopsonist looks overstated to me.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 27/10/2014 10:43:00
joy of missing out: the pleasure you get from not worrying about missing out on what other people are doing or saying
There's a new trend forecast for 2014 (and one that will make our lives a lot easier) – this is the year of JOMO, also known as the Joy Of Missing Out.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 24/10/2014 17:36:00
very short shorts (=trousers that end at or above the knees)
... a particular highlight for me is ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’, when Willem Dafoe runs around in his microshorts and Cousteau-esque red woolly hat and exclaims “Are you guys having an aaaah-gument?” in a thick German accent.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 24/10/2014 12:32:00
a sarcastic person
I am a flippant sarcast. So shoot me.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 24/10/2014 12:13:00
video blogger: a person who makes videos and posts them on the Internet
As a ... DJ, he was undisputed master of his medium. But then came the wilderness years and now he’s a vlogger watching his viewing figures slide.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 24/10/2014 10:00:00
a hairdressing technique where hair is brushed towards the scalp; used to build a soft cushion or to mesh two or more curl patterns together for a uniform and smooth comb out
a technique used in decorating, where you use a brush or roller to work paint into a surface that has been spray painted
Back-brushing is an important step in an exterior paint job for rougher surfaces.
Submitted by: court-court from United States on 23/10/2014 16:09:00
for crying out loud: an exclamation of anger or irritation, used mainly online
Why are the shops full of Xmas tat? It's not for another 2 months, FCOL.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/10/2014 15:37:00
(also plastic soup)
a collection of debris, mostly consisting of plastic, which moves around in the sea. One of the biggest of its kind is called the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch'.
Most of the garbage patch is made up of tiny fragments of plastic – notorious for being exceptionally slow to break down – and virtually invisible to the eye.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 23/10/2014 14:59:00
a piece of text, often a poem, in which words are arranged to make a visual image that reflects the meaning
This fab set of word cards features different calligrams in different fonts to match their meaning.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 22/10/2014 13:49:00
the Nigerian film industry
Meet The Popular Nollywood Actress Who Wants To Become President Of Nigeria.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 21/10/2014 14:52:00
the crime of killing a woman
As an organisation we are highly concerned with the high level of femicide in our country.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 21/10/2014 12:34:00
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: a neurodegenerative (=involving nerve damage) disease that is one of the main types of motor neuron disease. The term is used mainly in American English.
Reese Witherspoon and Renee Zellweger had a very personal reason to participate in today's ALS Walk in downtown Los Angeles.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 20/10/2014 10:59:00
American Sign Language: the sign language of the deaf community in the US and English speaking parts of Canada
Submitted from United Kingdom on 20/10/2014 10:54:00
British Sign Language: the sign language of the UK deaf community
BSL was recognised by the Government as a language in its own right in March 2003.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 20/10/2014 10:50:00
Australian sign language: the sign language of the Australian deaf community
Auslan is not taught in government schools or early intervention programs.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 20/10/2014 10:48:00
violence associated with the trade in illegal drugs
We categorise the forms of narco-violence in Mexico in light of the literature on terrorism and contemporary Mexican politics.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 17/10/2014 18:36:00
organized events where people play video games in front of a live and TV audience, often competing for cash prizes
If you are not a male between the ages of 15 and 25, the odds are good that you have never heard of e-sports.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 17/10/2014 14:09:00
superstitious or irrational beliefs, such as the belief that it is possible to talk to dead people
The Skeptic's Dictionary has several hundred examples of mystical, spiritual, irrational, pseudoscientific, or anti-scientific New Age beliefs that many skeptics consider to be woo-woo.
also used as an adjective
This may all sound a bit woo-woo, but...
Submitted from United Kingdom on 17/10/2014 09:50:00
(also bubble light)
the emergency light on top of some police cars
In the past couple of years, the MSP’s “bubble” overhead light began to undergo a conversion to Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) to improve its energy efficiency.
Submitted by: Ramrath from Germany on 16/10/2014 16:09:00