Japanese word for being worked to death

Words in the news

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Who knew?  Much to our surprise it’s considered a racial slur to call someone Pocahontas.  Trump found that out this week after a tweet where he referred to Elizabeth Warren as Pocahontas, although that wasn’t the first time he’s done that.  After back lash from this recent tweet, Trump apologized by saying, “I do regret calling her Pocahontas, because I think it’s a tremendous insult to Pocahontas.”

In related news, we didn’t have a single Pocahontas show up at our door this Halloween.  There was, however, a preschooler who showed up as an old man.  I was deeply offended.

Speaking of words, did you know the Japanese have a word for being worked to death.   It’s Karoshi.   We Americans have the antonym though, couch potato.   Of course being overworked doesn’t require the English language to come up with a word, but there are a number of new words and definitions based on current events we offer up for consideration:

  • pignore – turning a blind eye in Hollywood and journalism to workplace sexual assault and harassment
  • taximonious – expecting the government to pay for things but not realizing where the government gets its money
  • testimony – having someone’s genitals in a vice in order to gain cooperation
  • Demoshat – ability to explosively crap political theater the instant a tragedy occurs
  • Republisham – inability to accomplish anything even though you own both houses of Congress and the presidency
  • twit – a person who relies entirely on Twitter to communicate
  • clinton – the act of cheating to gain an advantage
  • bernt – being cheated
  • kimduldge – fueling North Korea’s nuclear ambitions through failed diplomacy
  • beleech – destroying emails so you can continue to live off the country
  • pootinkering – election meddling
  • irangement – establishing policy that provides the Iranian government a path to nuclear weapons
  • climetastic – using any change in weather as proof that the world will end unless everyone, except celebrities, reduces their carbon footprint

 

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