POP QUIZ: LOOK IT UP (Except don’t, that’s cheating)
(If you’re checking out a Trivialitycheck.com ‘Pop Quiz’ for the first time: Every Wednesday (or most, anyway) I post ten trivia questions, usually on some kind of theme. If you respond with answers or guesses, I’ll tell you your score. Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of this post as the subject line. The full set of answers is posted the following week, along with congratulations to the high scorer(s). No googling!)
Dictionaries add new words all the time. There was outrage when the Oxford English Dictionary added Homer Simpson’s ‘D’oh’ to it’s listings. We’ve also had ‘belfie’ (a picture of oneself, similar to a selfie, but focusing on your butt), ‘binge-watch’ and even an emoji (the crying with laughter thing).
Recently, Dictionary.com added 300 ‘new’ words to it’s listings. Can you identify the term from the Dictionary.com definition? NOTE: Some are single words, some are two-word phrases.
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