January 4 2015

New Word: Freegan

Steno New Word Logo CroppedIn 2014, the word “freegan” was added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. The term was reportedly first coined in 2006. A freegan is defined as: “An activist who scavenges for free food (as in waste receptacles at stores and restaurants) as a means of reducing consumption of resources.”

Machine Brief:
freegan= FRAOE/GA*N

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January 4 2015

New Word: Catfish

Steno New Word Logo CroppedIn 2014, the word “catfish” was added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary with a meaning different than the original meaning of: “Any of an order (Siluriformes) of chiefly freshwater stout-bodied scaleless bony fishes having long tactile barbels.”

The newly added meaning of the word “catfish” is as follows: “A person who sets up a false personal profile on a social networking site for fraudulent or deceptive purposes.” The new meaning of the word was popularized by an MTV reality TV show that exposed people with falsified online social accounts.

Machine Brief:
catfish= KAT/F*IRB

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October 27 2014

New Word: Clickbait

Steno New Word Logo CroppedHere’s a word has been recently added to the English lexicon:

According to Wikipedia, clickbait is defined as “web content that is aimed at generating online advertising revenue, especially at the expense of quality or accuracy, relying on sensationalist headlines to attract click-throughs and to encourage forwarding of the material over online social networks. Clickbait headlines typically aim to exploit the ‘curiosity gap,’ providing just enough information to make the reader curious, but not enough to satisfy their curiosity without clicking through to the linked content.

Machine Briefs:
OPTION #1: clickbait= KLIK/DL-S/BAIT
OPTION #2: clickbait= KLIK/BA*IT

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