Tag Archives: Dictionary

Madness ~ words in the English dictionary

Dunking, Sequelae, And Other Trending Words This Week

A popular donut shop changed its name, and the president threw a press conference. How did this affect word searches on Dictionary.com? Dive into the trending words list to find out!

It’s a name change we probably should have seen coming: After years of using the catchphrase β€œeverything runs on Dunkin,” Dunkin Donuts is officially dropping the word β€œdonuts” from its name. New England’s favorite coffee and cruller shop will henceforth simply be known as Dunkin.

So, what does that have to do with the dictionary? While debates over whether the move was good or just another β€œIHOB” raged online, searches for dunking rose to unusual levels. Dunking is β€œthe action of plunging or being plunged into water or other liquid.” So now for the big question: Are you fond of dunking your donuts in your coffee?


Indie rockers Interpol released a new album this week, and excited fans were digging deep into the meaning of the album title: Marauder. Searches for the noun jumped 78% as folks learned it refers to β€œa person who roams or goes around in quest of plunder.”

Bi Visibility Day is celebrated every September, and it helps raise awareness for the bisexual community. Part of that awareness is a better understanding of the terms related to sexuality. What does it mean to be bi? What about omnisexual or pansexual?

It was the latter term that saw a sharp rise in searches on Bi Visibility Day, with a 387% spike in searches. Although it’s related to bisexuality, pansexual refers to sexual activity with people of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Can you guess which celebrity helped boost searches for pansexual earlier this year?

A second allegation of sexual assault was made against Supreme Court justice candidate Brett Kavanaugh in a New Yorker article this week. Written by Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer, the piece includes an interview with the alleged victim stating she had become inebriated after being plied with drinks by fellow Yale classmates. Searches for inebriated quickly rose 241%. The word means β€œdrunk or intoxicated.”

What happens when the president shows up at the United Nations to give a speech about β€œillicit drugs”? Well, this week it spiked searches on Dictionary.com for the meaning of illicit! The adjectiveβ€”which means β€œnot legally permitted or authorized; unlicensed; unlawful”—saw a 66% boost in searches.

If it looks funny to you, you’re not wrong. While searches for yatus climbed 40% on Dictionary.com this week, searchers were quick to discover that the word is not actually in the dictionary. So, what the heck was going on?

Blame this one on Big Brother, which showed flashbacks during its finale episode, including that time contestant JC Mounduix mangled the word hiatus, instead sayingβ€”you guessed itβ€”yatus. That’s what we call a malapropism.

WATCH: Try Not To Laugh At This Similar Sounding Slip-up

Con job
President Trump scored the biggest search spike of the week with his Wednesday afternoon press conference in which he called allegations against Brett Kavanaugh a con job. The word immediately sparked interest, with searches up 67,000%. A con job is β€œan act or instance of lying or talking glibly to convince others or get one’s way or an act or instance of duping or swindling.”

Nappy hair
Netflix has scored another hit with its original rom com Nappily Ever After, a flick that details a woman’s relationship with, well, her hair.

The term nappy has long been considered derogatory, which may explain why searches for nappy hair rose 204% after the movie’s debut on the streaming service. Is it really OK to say the film’s title? Well, that depends. Although it can be used as a slur, nappy hair is a term that’s been reclaimed by some, especially women of color who have re-appropriated the term to speak positively about their own hair.

Testimony from professor Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on Thursday afternoon included her noting the sequelae of her alleged sexual assault. Typically used in medical settings, the word quickly spurred a 1,518% rise in searches on Dictionary.com, where folks learned that it refers to β€œabnormal conditions resulting from a previous disease.”

The post Dunking, Sequelae, And Other Trending Words This Week appeared first on Everything After Z by Dictionary.com.


Letter to my Husband πŸ’₯πŸ’₯

Any time you need a kiss I have kisses waiting for you

Letter to my husband©️

1 universe

2 9 planets

3 204 countries

4 809 islands

7 seas

and I found you

against all the odds

How’s that!

How lucky was I πŸ€

  • Letter to my Husband ~
    What if your pillow could collect your dreams and when you wake up you plug it into your computer and watch them over again. https://youtu.be/TPqZs7Vl_xg I love you for trusting me with your heart and trusting me with your pride I love you for needing me by your side I love you for bring out … Read More
  • Soul Mate~
    A person who you have an immediate connection the moment you meet them – a connection so strong that you are drawn to them in a way you have never experienced before. As the connection develops over time, you experience a love so deep, strong and complex, that you begin to doubt you have never … Read More
  • Letter to my Husband ~
    I love you means that I accept you for the person that you are and I do not wish to change you into someone else. It means that I do not expect perfection from you. You are a clyderscope of many roads and colours like a magical quilt put together from splinters of shiny glided … Read More
  • Letter to my Husband ~
    I may not be able to tell you every day but I need you to know that you are my world. That day I first saw you from the corner of my eye I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open choosing to take all in my stride every step along the … Read More
  • Letter to my Husband ~
    Letter to my Husband https://youtu.be/jGJliLJTMcI
  • Letter to my Husband ~
    Letter to my Husband
  • Letter to my husband ~ how many ways
    Letter to my husband ©️ My husband I love everything you are I love you so I love you cause you are lovely I love you cause you spoil me I love you cause you read to me I love you cause you giggle with me I love you cause you are kind I love … Read More
  • Letter to my Husband ~ Miracle
    Today we have to be all we can Hear the whisper at the window Let me in How I ever lived without you I don't know Yes I know how different times are But, honey love never changed from the beginning of time Take all I am Fill my soul with your loving embrace Touch … Read More
  • ~ LETTER TO MY HUSBAND ❀❀❀~ we are bilateral not unilaterally challenged ~
    https://youtu.be/TTA2buWlNyM I remember what life was before my Husband found me Just a shadow of a WOMEN that felt nothing, nothing at all, just material things I didn't treasure Thank you for the inclusion in your life and the suffering you endured We were empty vessels in the ocean of lost dreams going forwards and … Read More

Alcoholism as stated in the Dictionary. Clinical only.


Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a broad term for any drinking of alcohol that results in mental or physical health problems.[12] The disorder was previously divided into two types: alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence.[1][13] In a medical context, alcoholism is said to exist when two or more of the following conditions are present: a person drinks large amounts over a long time period, has difficulty cutting down, acquiring and drinking alcohol takes up a great deal of time, alcohol is strongly desired, usage results in not fulfilling responsibilities, usage results in social problems, usage results in health problems, usage results in risky situations, withdrawal occurs when stopping, and alcohol tolerance has occurred with use.[1] Risky situations include drinking and driving or having unsafe sex, among other things.[1] Alcohol use can affect all parts of the body, but it particularly affects the brain, heart, liver, pancreas and immune system.[3][4] This can result in mental illness, Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome, irregular heartbeat, liver cirrhosis and increased cancer risk, among other diseases.[3][4] Drinking during pregnancy can cause damage to the baby resulting in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.[2] Women are generally more sensitive than men to the harmful physical and mental effects of alcohol.[9]

Drinks large amounts over a long period, difficulty cutting down, acquiring and drinking alcohol takes up a lot of time, usage results in problems, withdrawal occurs when stopping, alcohol tolerance has occurred


In one word: Self Judgement

Meaning in Dictionary: Shame: Noun

The painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonourable, improper, ridiculizes a person.

Or done by one person to another

SHAME Verb: to cause Shame and humiliate a person arises from conditioning response found in ancient misinformation passed down through mainly indoctrinated family trees encompassing “Man Made Religion” found now to be interpreted as Fact is not a fact at all. ( God must cry )

IDIOMS include Shame: you Shame: feel ashamed ( shocking, cruel thing to say to others )


  • Embarrassment
  • Mortification
  • Humiliation
  • Self-mutilation of character

The Human Race has been used by evil ideals to undermind our intelligence, to cause lifelong scars in humans that never heal.

The WORD, SHAME belongs in the same category as Hate, Racism, Ignorance, narcist self-absorbed individual-referred as a narcist troubled with the pompous self-righteousness of self-importance without the regard for a poor soul that you were supposed to support and love, how shockingly cruel are you to shame a loved one.

Yes, a mouthful here to think about!

Kindness using words in the English Language may save humanity and save the Government taxpayers money in the health system Treating Mental Illness.

Many Words in the English Language cause mental illness.

Ask for forgiveness, not rewards when the term used called SHAME spue them from your mouth.


When someone violates your personal space, your tendency may be to take a step back, or turn to regain your bubble. Defensive body language may ensue like crossed arms, a frown, reduced eye contact, or a downward gaze. You may exhibit limited body movement and look very uncomfortable and self-conscious with a slumped posture. In order to mask your uncomfortableness, you may exhibit an emotionless facial expression. You may stop a conversation or exchange with another who violates your space.

One thing is for certain. We all have a personal space, or the physical space surrounding us that encompasses the area that we feel safe, and where any threat to that personal space would make us feel uncomfortable. Some may call personal spaces their personal bubbles. Another thing is certain, the size of our personal bubbles depends very largely on our cultural background. People in the United States, for instance, have a larger personal space than people in Spain. But why do we have personal spaces, and why are they different across cultures?

There are many things that influence our behavior from internal influences to social norms. Social norms are implicit or explicit rules that govern how we behave in society (Maluso, class notes). Social norms influence our behavior more than any of us realize but we all notice when a norm has been broken. Breaking a social norm is not an easy task and often leads us feeling uncomfortable whether we broke the norm ourselves or witnessed someone else breaking it. Sometimes however, you just have to break a norm to see what happens.
One big implicit social norm involves personal space. In our society it is implicitly know that you give people enough space when waiting in line or when sitting next to them as not to invade their personal bubble. I thought it would be particularly interesting to see what people did the moment you crossed that β€œbubble line.” Periodically throughout the day I would intrude upon people’s bubbles. For varied results, this occurred in classrooms, the elevator, the lunch line, the lunch table, and at work. During classes and at lunch I would move my chair really close to that of the person next to me. While in the lunch line and in the elevator I would stand really close to the person, even if there was plenty of space to spread out. At work, again I stood really close to the person when talking to them.
The reactions of people when you break a social norm can vary quite drastically. Sometimes the reactions are quite large and other times they are rather subtle. The reactions typically vary based on what norm you break and how strong of a norm it is. In the case of invading people’s personal space, I did not receive and intense reactions. All of the reactions I received were subtle.