10 L.A. WORDS OXFORD DICTIONARIES DIDN'T ACCEPT THIS YEAR
They took "hangry," "mkay," and "awesomesauce," but not these local words. Give us your own lexical suggestions that you use to describe the L.A. experience.
- •grassholeNoun: individual or institution that owns a property with a lawn that remains lush during the drought.
- •sunstaNoun: photograph of L.A. sky and/or subset posted to Instagram between 5 and 9 p.m.
- •IntellijuntaAdjective: describing a neighborhood that's been taken over by coffee shops with fierce customer loyalty.
- •easterliesNoun: person(s) who lives west of Mid-City but claims Eastsider status.
- •trailerVerb: the act of ending a hike at Ferndell with a light meal and hang-out session at Trails Cafe.
- •compmmuteVerb: to use a laptop while commuting, typically on the Red or Expo Lines.
- •somebodiesNoun: users of the Somebody app who have successfully interacted with its creator, Miranda July.
- •imaginangelesNoun: utopian L.A. referenced most frequently by optimists.
- •adventrainNoun: a person who commutes by car to the Westside looking forward to the Expo Line extension.
- •a'walkersNoun: disciples of "foot soldier" Alissa Walker making concerted efforts to use public transport.