Language is an art. It evolves all the time. Scholars and dictionaries must keep up. The Internet has become the strongest and the number one source of new words in this generation. It has spawned a new crop of words of stuff and the combinations of words are clever.
Many of the new words are from urbandictionary.com, which is basically a dictionary of modern slang. This site is probably the most complete dictionary of modern slang.
Most of the words are portmanteaus. It’s what you get when you mash both the sounds and meanings of two words together to get a new one. Did you know, for example, that the word ‘smog’ is a portmanteau (smoke and fog)? ‘Brunch’ (breakfast and lunch) is another one that is becoming more and more popular, although it’s been around for a while.
Aside from the examples given above, there are much more words that you may find interesting and useful at times. Why don’t you check the following pictures with the new words and their meanings. Click the images below.
Spring season has just started. It’s means a new beginning.
In Japan, cherry blossoms are popular in spring. For Japanese people the blooming of cherry blossom trees symbolizes human life, transience and nobleness.
People await this time and enjoy the festival, sakura festival or also called cherry blossom festival. They go out and enjoy hanami, the traditional viewing and enjoying the beauty of the cherry blossoms.
To indulge in picnics beneath the blooming cherry blossom trees and enjoy hanami, here’s the forecast for this year. The best spots to see them are included as well. Let’s all enjoy the week-long beauty of the cherry blossom trees.
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プラネットアカデミー/キッズから歩いて１分、幡谷駅出口の真上にある格闘技ジム、 KIBA さんに当スクールのチラシを置いていただけることになりました！
New Year’s Day is one of the most celebrated, festive and busiest events of the year. Families and friends celebrate together and a variety of celebration is practiced worldwide. The idea of being away from family and friends on this day seems sad and devastating, but it can be the opposite. Experiencing and learning a new tradition can be fun, exciting, interesting and enlightening.
This year, I spent my New Year in Japan for the first time. I compared how different the tradition and practices were to the Philippines’. The journey of knowing these was nothing but enjoyable. I made a list of things to distinguish how the celebration in both countries differ. (Please see the list below.)
After the event, I came to realize that a few things were similar, but there were much more differences. In Japan, people commemorate New Year’s Day solemnly, quietly and in a more relaxed way, while in the Philippines, people welcome the new year with a ‘bang’. It’s all about loud noise that equates happiness. The louder, the better. The belief is a happy beginning means a happy year.