London, August 27 (ANI): Words like notspot, ringxiety and intoxicated are among a list of 1,000 new words and phrases included in the Word Lover's Gallimaufry, a special section of the latest edition of the Chambers Thesaurus that focuses on how our language is evolving.
A 'notspot' is described an area where there is no phone signal, the opposite of a hotspot, 'ringxiety' is a feeling of slight panic when you hear a phone with an identical ringtone to yours, and 'intexication' is the state of distraction experienced when sending a text message.
Not all the new words, or neologisms, are phone-related.
Another to have entered common usage, among younger generations at least, is 'butters', an insult that is short for the American phrase 'butt ugly'.
The rise of famous heiresses like Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton has led to use of the word 'celebutante', a cross between 'celebrity' and 'debutante'.
To get into the official dictionary, a word must stand the test of time. But the Thesaurus's Gallimaufry, which means 'jumble', includes words that may simply be a passing fad.
English is such a fluid language. Much more so than most others, the Daily Mail quoted Robert Williams, the Thesaurus's commissioning editor, as saying. (ANI)