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dish

verb
to gossip or share personal information with someone; used mainly in American English
Jennifer Aniston dishes on her engagement and upcoming film.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/11/2014 18:01:00

drinking game

noun
a game in which participants have to drink alcohol every time a certain thing happens, a certain word is said, or as a penalty
Drinking games are awesome for so many reasons!
Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/11/2014 16:55:00

drink-fly limit

noun
the maximum amount of alcohol that a pilot is allowed to consume before flying a plane. The limit is four times lower than that for driving a car.
Pilot six times over drink-fly limit is jailed.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/11/2014 16:50:00

neg hit

noun
(also negative hit; neg)
a short insulting comment designed to get the attention of someone you want to have sex with; one of the main techniques recommended by PUAs (=pick-up artists)
Neg hits are slight insults designed to knock a really hot girl off her pedestal.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/11/2014 10:13:00

negging

noun
a seduction technique that involves insulting a woman you want to have sex with so that she will be intrigued and want to know you better. The technique is recommended by PUAs (=pick-up artists).
The problem with negging is that it's rooted in men's suspicion that too many women think too highly of themselves.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/11/2014 09:58:00

PUA

noun
pick-up artist: a man who claims to have a technique for finding, attracting, and seducing sexual partners. Some PUAs offer to teach these techniques for a fee.
For many men who lack the requisite self-confidence and self-esteem to approach a woman in a way that won't annoy or unnerve her, the PUAs teach valuable techniques.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/11/2014 09:54:00

lumbersexual

noun
a man who wears outdoor-type clothes, such as plaid shirts, jeans and boots, and has a beard, but lives a modern, urban lifestyle
Ladies, is your boyfriend a lumbersexual? More importantly, do you want him to be one?
Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/11/2014 15:32:00

running writing

noun
another term for cursive writing (=writing with each letter of a word joined to the next letter)
We used to call it "running writing" through primary school (mid-80's). Might be an Australian thing.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/11/2014 15:24:00

viewership

noun
the total number of people who watch a particular TV station or programme
Click here to see the week's broadcast ratings and viewership averages.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/11/2014 14:44:00

listenership

noun
the total number of people who listen to a particular radio station or programme
The latest radio listenership figures – known as the JNLRs – were released this afternoon.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/11/2014 14:40:00

grockle

noun
a derogatory word for a holidaymaker, used especially in seaside resorts in the south-west of England
A top BBC journalist has pleaded “guilty as charged” after claiming the Cornish refer to tourists as “grockles” – when the favoured term is “emmets”.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 10/11/2014 16:56:00

recreationist

noun
an amateur, not a professional
Flying drones for commercial purposes is largely prohibited now but recreationists can operate drones as long as they are kept below 400 feet and away from airports.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 10/11/2014 16:23:00

tailgating party

noun
a party held around the open tailgate of a car, usually in the parking lot of a stadium or an arena before or after a game or a concert
Along with huge crowds and tailgating parties, football stadiums across the country are becoming magnets for rogue drones.
Submitted by: Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 10/11/2014 15:45:00

awks

adjective
(informal) abbreviation of 'awkward' (=difficult to deal with and embarrassing)
... his rants would make things a bit awks for Ola on the show ...
Submitted from United Kingdom on 10/11/2014 14:33:00

intersubjectivity

noun
the ability of human beings to share feelings, perceptions, thoughts, and meanings
Intersubjectivity develops at a very early age – even before the development of language – as a consequence of joint attention on collaborative tasks and routines.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 10/11/2014 11:01:00

ZPD

abbreviation
zone of proximal development: the difference between what a learner can do without help and what he or she can do with help
Vygotsky’s notion of the ‘zone of proximal development’ (ZPD) is premised on the notion of intersubjectivity.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 10/11/2014 10:50:00

pizza party

noun
a party where pizza is served
We had a pizza party at school.
Submitted by: Chloe from Canada on 07/11/2014 20:29:00

Scandipop

noun
pop music from Scandinavia
Stream 14 scandipop playlists including pop, swedish, and scandinavian music from your desktop or mobile device.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 07/11/2014 15:06:00

dramedy

noun
a film, TV show etc that blends drama and comedy
Watch the trailer for Indie dramedy Goodbye to All That.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 07/11/2014 14:45:00

relatability

noun
the quality of being relatable (=easy to understand and feel connected to)
In fact, relatability is practically the God particle of theater, and it has been for a long time.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 07/11/2014 14:11:00