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Intense, paralyzing snowfall. Over-dramatic use by the media. Portmanteau of Old English “snaw” + Greek “apokalyptein.”

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Intense, paralyzing snowfall. Over-dramatic use by the media. Portmanteau of Old English “snow” + Hebrew “Armageddon.”

Of a Tweet with the end cut off because is has over 140 characters. Portmanteau of “Twitter” and “circumcised.”

Person addicted to Twitter, both sending and receiving tweets. Portmanteau of “Twitter” and “alcohol” + “-ic”=pertaining to

Ten to the power 100. From 1940, allegedly invented by Milton Sirotta, the 9-year-old nephew of mathematician Dr. Edward Kasner.

Sending sexual text or images via cell phones. Portmanteau of “sexual” + “texting.”

A recession that affects men more than women. Portmanteau of “man” and “recession.

Acts of overreaction to swine flu e.g. removing kisses from Mexican soaps. From Greek “apocalypsis=revelation.

Lips injected with collagen that look too plump – like fish lips. From “trout”=a type of fish + “pout”=push out the lips.

Male mid-life crisis marked by desire to buy sports cars. From Old English “man”=person + “porsche”=make of sports car.