Category Archives: Online

Word of the day: mok-bang (#BRICKwatch)

Mok-bang is a mashup of the words for ‘eating’ and ‘broadcast’ in Korean and is the name for a strange new trend in South Korea. It’s basically live-streaming yourself eating your evening meal. And people actually watch this. Mok-bangers(?) spend … Continue reading

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I’m unliking your twerk selfie as I rub my food baby

Great coverage for the Oxford English Dictionary, with the news that words like selfie, twerk, street food and geek chic have made it into the online dictionary. This list is always a good zeitgeist measure, but the Daily Telegraph has … Continue reading

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Reblogged: 9 Vintage Vending Machines From a Time When They’d Sell Anything

9 Vintage Vending Machines From a Time When They’d Sell Anything. >> Really good article on the history of vending machines! They were pretty innovative in the past, too. Some really interesting things: The first ever vending machine was invented … Continue reading

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#trendingtopic: North West

‘North West’ has been trending on Twitter. Not because everyone’s talking about the best region in England, but because Kimye have decided to call their baby ‘North’ (and will also call her ‘Nori’). Love it! Some of the best tweets: … Continue reading

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“Why we need to invent new words” – G2 article by Andrew Kaufman

Life-affirming article by Andrew Kaufman in today’s G2 about neologism, word mashups and why it’s important/good to invent words. Keep the language alive, fresh and relevant but respect its roots. This article could change your life. http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2013/mar/11/why-we-need-invent-new-words Every sentence is … Continue reading

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Statue attack!

According to the Huffington Post, “the latest idiotic internet craze is to pretend you’re being attacked by a statue.” This one is actually quite funny and there are some good shots on The Sun’s website: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/4696728/Statue-attack-photo-craze-takes-the-internet-by-storm.html Looking forward to seeing … Continue reading

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Milking

First there was planking and now the latest ‘viral craze’ to do the rounds is ‘milking’. Milking is simply pouring a bottle of milk over your own head in a public place. It was started by students in Newcastle and … Continue reading

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