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Binge-Watch is the most popular word of 2015!


Collins English Dictionary have announced that ‘binge-watch’ has been the most popular word of 2015!

First seen before the dawn of Netflix the talk of binge-watching TV shows, catching entire series in one go, has shot up 200pc since 2014.

Entertainment companies are making it too easy for us with entire series released all at once, countless online ways to catch up on missed shows, the ease at which we can “Sky Plus” shows and even those dodgy streaming sites knocking around. Here at In-Tallaght we are at the cutting edge of the english language and Binge-Watching was mentioned in an article in March 2014, you can read the article by clicking the picture.

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The full list of Collins Dictionary’s Word of the Year 2015!

  1. Binge-watch: to watch a large number of television programmes (especially all the shows from one series) in succession.
  2. Clean eating: following a diet that contains only natural foods, and is low in sugar, salt, and fat.
  3. Contactless: referring to payments, smart cards, etc, that utilise RFID technology and do not require a PIN or signature from the customer.
  4. Corbynomics: the economic policies advocated by the UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
  5. Dadbod: an untoned and slightly plump male physique, especially one considered attractive.
  6. Ghosting: ending a relationship by ignoring all communication from the other person.
  7. Manspreading: the act or an instance of a male passenger in a bus or train splaying his legs in a way that denies space to the passenger sitting next to him.
  8. Shaming: attempting to embarrass a person or group by drawing attention to their perceived offence, especially on social media.
  9. Swipe: to move a finger across a touchscreen on an electronic device as a means of inputting a command.
  10. Transgender: of or relating to a person whose gender identity does not fully correspond to the sex assigned to them at birth.

The Author of this article has been guilty of 1, 7 and 8 has one of 5 and doesn’t fancy number 2 much.