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Dec
17
comment Do lexicographers have a formal term for Insta-cant
@EdwinAshworth: Wiktionary has it, but also notes it's (chiefly Wiktionary and W[Wiki]M[media]F[Foundation] jargon). They list a number of citations from 2005-2011.
Dec
17
comment What’s a “handegg”?
I'd never heard it before I saw this (or a similar) image in the past three years.
Dec
17
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
17
comment What’s a “handegg”?
The 1909 is from New York. I'd guess the recent use is a Britishism, or at least a make-fun-of-Americans-ism (or a make-fun-of-an-American-sport-ism.
Dec
17
comment What’s a “handegg”?
Verified not fake: query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/…
Dec
17
comment What’s a “handegg”?
Was just about to add that pic to mine :)
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17
answered What’s a “handegg”?
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17
accepted One word for Christmas?
Dec
17
revised What word describes languages that are written left-to-right, top-to-bottom?
LTR RTL
Dec
17
comment Do lexicographers have a formal term for Insta-cant
Texts and tweets, although written down, are mainly ephemeral. They may still exist digitally somewhere, but for many, once they're sent and once they're read, they're gone.
Dec
17
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
17
comment Where did the “juices” in “creative juices” come from?
Does it? Is there any evidence to suggest this origin?
Dec
17
revised Is “chutzpah” used by non-Jewish English speakers?
no code
Dec
16
comment Do lexicographers have a formal term for Insta-cant
@TRomano I found the perfect term, see edit!
Dec
16
revised Do lexicographers have a formal term for Insta-cant
Mayfly words!
Dec
16
answered What does “fleek” mean and when was it first used?
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16
comment When was “emoji” first used?
@Barmar: Yes, you might be right. The book may be in English, so this is a possible lead to finding something more concrete.
Dec
16
revised What is correct phrase for the relationship with my son's father/mother in law
Removed thanks
Dec
16
comment When was “emoji” first used?
I've sent this to the OED.
Dec
16
answered Do lexicographers have a formal term for Insta-cant