Open Dictionary word of the week: sodcasting

Posted by on October 20, 2011

sodcasting (noun)

playing music on a mobile phone in public so that everyone around can hear it
With mobile phones in many a teenager’s pocket, the rise of sodcasting – best described as playing music through a phone in public – has created a noisy problem for a lot of commuters.
(Submitted from United Kingdom)

Of course this entry in the Open Dictionary is a play on the relatively new term podcasting, which is a voluntary process of accessing and downloading audio programmes online. And sod is a very British term (impolite, mind) used for someone you dislike or who annoys you. And noise really annoys people. But when I’m on the bus and a teenager is ‘blasting’ a tune out through his mobile phone … I think of the boombox and for some reason it always makes me smile. Poor sod.

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