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Top 10 Buzzwords of 2007

Here is a little fun for you to think about today.  I added part of the definitions because I was not familiar with all of these buzz words.  Guess I’m going to have to climb out from my rock a little more frequently. 


A combination of the words “free” and “vegan,” the term describes an anti-consumer who shuns mainstream materialism and only makes purchases as a last resort. The practice of freeganism involves Dumpster-diving for food, clothing or other essentials, which freegans refer to as “waste reclamation.”

#9. Vajayjay 

Well, it’s funny, foolish slang for “vagina.” The term, popularized in 2006 by Grey’s Anatomy and more recently by Oprah Winfrey.


Similar to Internet spam, this term covers news alerts and other email that individuals signed up to receive but may never get around to actually reading.


Another dictionary, a semi-green term. The New Oxford American Dictionary’s Word of the Year, this term refers to the trend of eating fresh, locally grown ingredients.

#6. Grass Station

As Webster New World Dictionary’s Word of the Year, the term does not describe an outpost for smoking marijuana, but rather a theoretical alternative to today’s fossil fuel–based gas station.

#5. Colbert Bump

 Similar to the Oprah effect on book sales, the boost in popularity ratings a political candidate gets after appearing on The Colbert Report.

#4. Popcorn Lung

A rare, life-threatening lung disease that can be caused by inhaling diacetyl, a chemical used in butter flavoring. It’s normally not a problem if a) you don’t work in a microwave-popcorn factory or b)you’re not Colorado resident Wayne Watson, who ate approximately two bags of microwave popcorn a day for 10 years and became the first-known consumer to develop the disease.


A person who does not have cancer, but has precancerous cells or a genetic mutation known to increase the risk of developing it: a pre-survivor.

#2. Surge

Influx of 20,000 U.S. troops to Iraq aimed at, among other things, quelling sectarian violence.

… and the #1 buzz word for 2007 was…

#1. Cougar

An older woman who romantically pursues younger men.  Woo Hoo!

I only knew #’s 1, 2, and 9.  So how many did you know?  Please tell me I’m not the only one in the dark.


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  1. * Tutu says:

    that is all I knew also but # 5 and 8 are pretty obvious once you see the definition

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 5 months ago
  2. * Sheri says:

    I knew 1, 2, 9, & 10. I think they’re telling stories about #6.

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 5 months ago
  3. * Sheila says:

    Is it bad that I had only heard #1, and knew the definition by heart.. oh dear.. what does that say about me?

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 5 months ago
  4. * Cheeky says:

    You are not alone. I knew about half of these…..

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 5 months ago
  5. * Moi says:

    I knew half. I’m not telling which half. I like to be mysterious.

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 5 months ago
  6. * Jill says:

    I only knew 1,2,4 and 5. Two, Four and five were from reading the paper… I think I need to branch out a little…

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 5 months ago
  7. * anita says:

    well, I’m a dutz…I didn’t know any of them!! I heard #1 heard on a talk radio show the other day several times but I couldn’t figure out what they were talking about…
    guess I live a sheltered life:)!

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 5 months ago
  8. * Katie says:

    I didn’t even know half of them. Geez, I need to get out more!

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 5 months ago
  9. * Kat says:

    Well I knew 1, 2 and 9 mostly becuase there’s been a ‘surge’ of ‘cougars’ trying to get the men I am interested in, into their ‘vajayjay’s’. Just pissses me right off…

    heehee 😀

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 5 months ago
  10. * Shell says:

    I knew about 10 because I saw a news report on it about a year ago. Those people really do go diving in grocery store dumpsters for food and that is just ICKY! And though I do try to recycle, buy organic and buy some things used I sure as heck won’t go that far.

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 5 months ago
  11. * Tammy says:

    I thank urbandictionary.com for teaching me most of them. 🙂

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 5 months ago
  12. * meritt says:

    I guess there was a little bit of room under that rock because I was right there with ya!~ LOL.

    I hope most of these words will die a quick death. Ha ha.

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 5 months ago

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