Kerry Maxwell, author of the Macmillan Dictionary BuzzWord articles, casts her eye over the noughties and the words that defined each year.
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Downed a few alcopops when we proposed a toast to the noughties. My new year’s resolution is to start writing a blog.
In search of romance, went to my first speed dating fixture and sparkled with bling during each three-minute encounter.
Turned on the TV today and saw the horrors of 9/11. Should I be worried about weapons of mass destruction?
Turns out that those pesky politicians have been sexing things up and that SARS is a bigger worry – is that the same as bird flu?
Have decided to treat myself to some slow food and stop buying obesogenic goodies. At least I’ll avoid the fat tax.
Do I look like a chav? Hope not, because in July I’m getting married to a metrosexual!
Went to Glastonbury and had an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction whilst eating a supersize hamburger. Did sudokus when I was bored.
Downloaded my first podcast. An interview with a WAG.
Keep thinking about climate canaries as I see the walking bus trudging through the rain.
Crunch creep. My bank account is toxic. Have opted for a staycation.
Have decided to get rid of my computer, though not until I’ve defriended a few people first. Bad cold – do I have swine flu?
Let us know what YOU think the defining new words of the noughties are!
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