If I didn’t know any better (read: if it wasn’t shoved down my throat every time I turn on the telly, open the paper or go online), I would think credit crunch was a new, tasty, chocolate-covered, hokey pokey and crisp biscuit delight, maybe in the shape of a dollar sign or a credit card. Yes, credit crunch; a crunchy chocolatey snack bar in credit cardy form, yu-um.
But, dammit, I do know better.
I’m happy to say that I didn’t know anything about either glamping, or podslurping. Read up on the new ‘words of the year’.
This is the year of the credit crunch, the nonebrity and glamping.
2008 has given the English language more than 100 new words and phrases which capture modern life, according to experts.
And while previous years have given us bling, bovvered, chav and carbon footprint, many of this year’s most popular words and phrases reflect the economic crisis.
Crunch. Crunch. Crunch.