I heard the term Globesity used on the news last night.Obviously describing the rise in global obesity. It’s intriguing how these new hybrid words come into being and into popular use. The car-crashing together of two existing words to make a new bastardised word. This latest little miracle of language came from The World Health Organisation, no less.
It would seem that the UK is not that keen in giving up its love of junk food. Personally I think the belligerent Brits just have a knee jerk reaction to being told what to do by central government (No matter what political shade of beige they are).
Parliament should really play the reverse psychology card and announce that junk food is now compulsory and that healthy food should only be eaten in limited quantities and there would very rapidly be a campaign in the Daily Mail spouting outrage and rallying against it.Britain would be scoffing healthy options and eschewing junk food at a surprisingly rapid rate soon after.
My previous favourite hybrid word from a year or so ago was celebutard aimed at a certain genre of celebrity who may not be especially blessed in the brains department.