Nove reči i izrazi u engleskom jeziku – citizen journalism

Citizen journalism, VerbalistiCitizen journalism

The concept of citizen journalism (also known as „public“, „participatory“, „democratic“, „guerrilla“ or „street“ journalism) is based upon public citizens „playing an active role in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing, and disseminating news and information.“

New media technology, such as social networking and media-sharing websites, in addition to the increasing prevalence of cellular telephones, have made citizen journalism more accessible to people worldwide. Due to the availability of technology, citizens often can report breaking news more quickly than traditional media reporters. Notable examples of citizen journalism reporting from major world events are, the Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street movement, the 2013 protests in Turkey, and the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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Rečnik novih engleskih reči – airpocalypse

Air polution in China
The “airpocalypse” in the city of Harbin
It’s fair to say that China isn’t exactly known for good air quality. But a recent spate of air pollution in northern China that nearly shut down a city of 11 million has put a spotlight on the problem, as well as China’s reliance on coal, which provides 70 percent of its energy and is a big contributor to the country’s pollution woes.
Verbalisti

airpocalypse
n. Extreme air pollution caused by a combination of smog, dust, and weather. Also: air-pocalypse. [air + apocalypse]

Example Citations:Engleski recnik - airpocalypse

Following the “airpocalypse” in the city of Harbin this week, a question now hovers in the minds of many residents across northern China. It was summed up in a headline that ran on Thursday with a commentary in People’s Daily, the Communist Party mouthpiece: “In this season of central heating, will PM 2.5 drop?”
—Edward Wong, “With Winter Ahead, Can China’s Smog Get Anything But Worse?,” The New York Times, October 24, 2013

The “airpocalypse” injected a new urgency into local debate about the environment—and produced a green-policy frenzy a few months later.
—“The East is grey,” The Economist, August 10, 2013

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Rečnik novih engleskih reči – wasband

Nove reči u engleskom, wasband, Verbalisti

n. A woman’s ex-husband

Wasband – Someone you were married to formerly and are now divorced from. Denotes merely a descriptive term. Can often connote fondness when in the right context.

This term is a clever and euphonious blend of the words was and husband.

Example Citation:
„The bride’s aunt dances with her ex-husband — he’s called a ‘wasband‘ — on the hay-strewn ‘dance floor’ in front of the barn.“
—Abigail Trafford, „Will You Still Catch Me When I’m Sixty-Four?,“ The Washington Post

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Nove reči u engleskom jeziku – sapiosexual

Nove reci u engleskom jeziku, sapiosexual, VerbalistiDefinition: One who finds intelligence the most sexually attractive feature; behaviour of becoming attracted to or aroused by intelligence and its use.

Sapiosexual is a neologism word (recently constructed word) that has come into common usage, especially on social networking sites where some people are self-identifying as sapiosexual.

Origins: From Latin root sapien, wise or intelligent, and Latin sexualis, relating to the sexes.

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Nove reči i izrazi u engleskom jeziku – affluenza

A blend of ‘affluence’ and ‘influenza’.

Affluenza – A social disease resulting from extreme materialism and excessive consumerism: earning more money and consuming more, which can lead to overwork, debt, stress, anxiety, etc.

Recnik novih engleskih reci, Affluenza

Proponents of the term consider that the prizing of endless increases in material wealth may lead to feelings of worthlessness and dissatisfaction rather than experiences of a ‘better life’, and that these symptoms may be usefully captured with the metaphor of a disease. They claim some or even many of those who become wealthy will find the economic success leaving them unfulfilled and hungry only for more wealth, finding that they are unable to get pleasure from the things they buy and that increasingly material things may come to dominate their time and thoughts to the detriment of personal relationships and to feelings of happiness.

A potential criticism of the idea of affluenza is that it presents subjective social critique as an objective, inevitable and debilitating illness.

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