CNN.com/ A new word for the overworked: ‘al desko’

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SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association) There’s nothing fun about eating lunch at your desk. But now the overworked have a new term to use when they complain about it.

The Oxford English Dictionary added “al desko” in 2014. It can be used as an adjective or an adverb and is kind of a cruel play on the Italian term “al fresco,” meaning in the fresh air.

Hopefully it’s enough to spice up that sad salad you’re eating out of Tupperware.

The dictionary added many new words in 2014. Here are some of our favorites.

LOLcat: In case you hadn’t heard, it refers to pictures of cats you find all over the Internet accompanied with funny captions, typically with misspellings and incorrect grammar.

Five-second rule: It makes people feel better for eating food that’s fallen on the floor. This rule says it will still be uncontaminated if it’s only been five seconds.

Mahoosive: Exceptionally big.

Keyboard warrior: Someone who aggressively posts on Facebook or other social media sites.

Digital footprint: The information about you that can be found online.

Duck face: An exaggerated pouting expression, often made for a selfie.

Man crush: The non-sexual admiration one man has for another.

Food diary: A way to keep track of the calories you’ve taken in.

Some abbreviations also made the cut: Jel, for jealous; xlnt, because excellent is way too long; and IDC, meaning I don’t care.

 

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