POP QUIZ: LOOK IT UP (Except don’t, that’s cheating) (answers)

It’s the Dee Dee show again! A verbose 9/10 from the reigning Trivialitycheck champion. Let’s not be lachrymose, and instead extend our sincerest contrafibularities. Way to go Dee Dee!

1) A facial expression that does not consciously express a particular emotion but that others perceive as scowling, threatening, etc.
2) The proprietary name of a type of bathing suit covering the torso, limbs, and head, worn by women or girls who want to keep their bodies completely covered, especially for religious reasons.
3) A situation, task, etc., that seems difficult or frustrating.
4) The act of performing a dance move that involves posing with one’s nose in the crook of a bent elbow at chest level while extending the other arm to the side at or above shoulder level
5) To insult, criticize, or disrespect a person or thing in an indirect, artful manner.
6) Feeling irritable or irrationally angry as a result of being hungry.
7) A man’s physique that is slightly overweight or flabby but still attractive.
8) The use of the Internet to organize and promote political or social causes and movements, as through postings on social media, email campaigns, and online petitions
9) A specific occurrence, situation, or experience that can be used to teach people about something more general
10) A political movement originating on social media and online forums, composed of a segment of conservatives who support extreme right-wing ideologies

1) BITCHFACE
2) BURKINI
3) STRUGGLE BUS
4) DABBING
5) THROW SHADE
6) HANGRY
7) DAD BOD
8) CLICKTIVISM
9) TEACHABLE MOMENT
10) ALT-RIGHT

People sometimes get upset at what they see as silly or even rude words being added, but dictionaries are more about reflecting how language is used then they are about judging whether it’s being used properly or not. That’s why so many listed words have variant meanings and even spellings; it’s because people use those words that way. If the words communicate what the speaker intends, then they have served their purpose. Except for “irregardless”. That’s just wrong.

I had never heard of “Struggle Bus” before. I’m very upset at that gap in my knowledge, but I don’t know how to express it.

Dictionary.com lists 119 definitions for the word ‘set’. You might say “I set a set of sets on the TV set, and we were all set up by the time the sun set.” But I hope you don’t.

Thanks,
QM Bill

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