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Word Soup

The excellent Wordnik weblog has introduced a new feature – Word Soup.

Apparently the series “will bring you those strange, obscure, unbelievable (and sometimes NSFW) words”. The first in the series is pretty interesting, covering words like:

Apparition American (from the show Castle)

Apparition American plays on terms such as African American and Asian American. Just as African American is an alternative to  black, Apparition American is an alternative to ghost.

Fluffer (from American Horror Story)

While the original definition of fluffer is, shall we say, NSFW, a fluffer in real estate terms refers to house fluffer, according to Word Spy, “a decorator who recommends improvements and renovations designed to maximize a house’s sale price.”

I look forward to the next instalment!