Putpocket – language and words in the news

Posted by on November 26, 2009

Putpocket is the new BuzzWord this week on Macmillan Dictionary.

If you, like me a few years ago, have been pickpocketed in the past, you will welcome the new phenomenon called putpocketing and its perpetrator, the putpocket, or put-pocketer, who instead of taking money out of your pocket or bag will put money in without you realising it. Here is a bit of background to it:

“Putpockets” give a little extra cash

See for yourself in this clip how putpockets operate in practice (and draw your own conclusions about pickpocketing techniques).

Read last week’s BuzzWord. Phantonym: a word which is not quite what it looks like.

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