April new words

Apr 06, 2021
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This month's new words come to you from your local dog park. You may have heard of the labradoodle. This breed is in vogue, but did you know that an Australian cobberdog is a pure breed labradoodle?

Have you visited the Glitter Strip at golden hour? This isn't quite as bright as it sounds. Glitter Strip is a name for the Gold Coast. Golden hour might sound like sunset drinks on the Strip but in fact it is the first hour after a critical injury in which mortality rates may increase if no treatment is received. 

Thunberging is another new word. While it might sound like some kind of dangerous winter sport, it is in fact a form of bonding with your friends over fears related to the climate crisis. 

This time last year, our new words blog was filled with terms related to COVID-19. This month our new pandemic words are related to the ongoing vaccination programs tackling COVID-19 globally. Have you picked out a vaccination outfit? It sounds exactly like what it is: an outfit you wear to your COVID vaccination appointment. Will you take a vaxxie when you get the jab? That's a selfie taken during COVID-19 vaccination. 

That's all for this month. Time to get the dog bag on the lead. 

Australian cobberdog - a pure breed labradoodle

Glitter Strip - the Gold Coast

golden hour - the first hour after a critical injury in which mortality rates may increase if no treatment is received

Thunberging - bonding over shared fears to do with the climate crisis

vaccination outfit - clothing worn to a COVID-19 vaccination appointment with one arm exposed for ease of access

vaxxie - a selfie taken during a COVID-19 vaccination

 


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