New words – 30 June 2014

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skinnypig

skinny pignouna small, hairless, laboratory-created animal, similar to a guinea pig

They are small, hairless and have been taking the country by storm… meet the skinny pig. The bald creatures are just a few inches long and can easily fit in the palm of your hand standing them out from the larger and more common guinea pigs.

[www.dailymail.co.uk 13.02.14]

super-ratnouna new strain of poison-resistant rat

Home owners living in flooded areas are facing infestations of super rats.

[www.mirror.co.uk 07.01.14]

bunny chownouna South African dish of curry served in a hollowed out loaf

Many people will not have heard of bunny chow. But after years on the other side of the world, it is now in Britain, found at a small number of restaurants and street food vendors.

[www.bbc.co.uk 20.01.14]

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