Word of the year results are in
CONSTANTLY looking at your phone or pulling it out of your pocket because you thought you felt it vibrate?
You are not the only one.
Phantom Vibration Syndrome or PVS according to the Macquarie Dictionary definition is a constant anxiety in relation to one's mobile phone and an obsessional conviction that the phone has vibrated in response to an incoming call when in fact it hasn't.
And this year Phantom Vibration Syndrome has been dubbed the winner in the Macquarie Dictionary Word of the Year competition by the Macquarie Dictionary Word of the Year Committee.
Here at the Daily News we want to know how you would have voted.
Vote in the poll for your favourite word and we will collate the results and bring you the final scores in tomorrow's paper.
Which word would you have voted for this year's 'Word of the Year'?
This poll ended on 30 June 2013.
Phantom vibration syndrome
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.
Here are the definitions of the words in the poll:
- Peachcot: a stone fruit with a smooth skin of an apricot colour with red tinges, larger than an apricot but smaller than a peach, with a blend of peach and apricot flavours.
- Trap music: a genre of popular music which is similar to hip-hop in tempo and song structure but which has distinctive, repetitive drum patterns in the style of dub.
- Yarn bombing: the covering of public fixtures such as power poles, statues, etc., in knitted or crocheted coloured yarn, as a form of street art.
- Wine flu: Colloquial a hangover.
- Phantom vibration syndrome: a syndrome characterised by constant anxiety in relation to one's mobile phone and an obsessional conviction that the phone has vibrated in response to an incoming call when in fact it hasn't.
- Passive drinking: the flow-on of harmful effects from a person who has consumed too much alcohol to others connected to that person, as injuries from abuse or drink-driving, financial constraints, etc.
- Mummy porn: a genre of erotic fiction designed for women.
- Technomite: (humorous) a young child who is adept in the use of digital media.
- Solidarity tourism: tourism undertaken by those who go to a particular location where the income derived from tourists is particularly needed, as to Bali after the Bali bombings, with the aim of helping the community.
- Fourth age: the final period of life, that of extreme old age, usually regarded as over 85 years of age and characterised by varying degrees of biological and functional decline