New words – 26 January 2015

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minipig

micro pignounan extremely small pig, bred to be a pet

Micro pigs have become popular pets recently, with famous owners including Victoria Beckham, Paris Hilton and Olympic diver, Tom Daley.

[http://www.bbc.co.uk 13 September 2014]

pet-nupnouna pre-nuptial agreement about who will have care of a pet in the event of a marriage ending

Instead of a prenuptial agreement, or ‘pre-nup’, the animal charity Blue Cross has devised a so-called ‘pet-nup’ which clearly states who will get ownership of a pet should a couple split up.

[www.bbc.co.uk 26 September 2014]

put a bird on itidiomto embellish something

Finding your Batgirl story a little dark, a little gloomy, a little horribly tragic? Put a bird on it! That’s right, we’re getting a modern-girl revamp with selfies and fixies.

[www.cnet.com/news/batgirl-gets-reboot-doc-martens-in-dc-comics-series/ (tech) 10 July 2014]

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