Tuesday, April 15, 2008

What Does That Mean?

Having trouble keeping up with a whole lot of words that are now words but never used to be words? Here are a few new terms with their meanings.

Geeking - Overly excited about a simple thing; excited about something that most people would not find exciting. I’m totally geeking that I got that bean grinder off trademe.

January Joiner - Someone who joins the gym in January as part of a New Year's resolution and by February is back to being a couch potato. I can't get a treadmill until February because the January Joiners are all using them.

Subwoofing - sitting in your car playing your stereo with your mates in a parking lot but not driving. You just sit there and act cool with the windows rolled down. You want everyone to know how awesome your sound system is. Hey guys, did you see Mike and Nathan subwoofing in the parking lot? They have a mad sound system.

Digital Native - A person who grew up in a world with computers, mobile phones, and other digital devices. Young Tommy is a digital native, he’d be lost without his iPod.

Peaknik - A person who believes that the world's oil reserves will soon peak and that subsequent oil shortages will devastate civilisation. Johnny is a real Peaknik, he’s so scared that an oil shortage will end the world.


Anonymous said...

Are they for real? Where did you get your definitions from?? I especially love 'geeking' - in fact I believe i am geeking about the fact i just discovered it.

Joseph McAuley said...

Hi Deb, yeah they are for real. I came across geeking in an article I was reading somewhere and searched for a meaning online. Urbandictionary.com was first site I found with meaning; not a site I would recommended though, some objectionable content. www.merriam-webster.com/info/new_words.htm is a great site for new words though. Catch you.