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Word Spy

If you're the sort of person who decries the use of abbreviations like B2B as being "so five minutes ago," then you might enjoy keeping up with the very latest parlance with Word Spy. Created by Paul McFedries, this site is intended to focus attention on "recently coined words, existing words that have enjoyed a recent renaissance, and older words that are now being used in new ways." Each...

https://www.wordspy.com/
Jargon Scout

Edited and published by Keith Dawson, Jargon Scout is an irregular feature of TBTF "that aims to give you advance warning -- preferably before Wired Magazine picks it up -- of jargon that is just about ready to hatch into the Net's language." At the Jargon site, visitors will find definitions and etymology for a number Internet or technology-related words. For instance, "emailingering," "innocent...

https://tbtf.com/jargon-scout.html
Computerhope.com: Chat Definitions

If you're new to internet chat, you'll need to know how to say you're stepping out and that you'll be right back (BRB) or that you're currently amused so much that you're rolling on the floor laughing (ROFL). And, you'll definitely want to know if the rest of the chat group thinks you're "lurking," or simply sitting in on a discussion without participating. Enjoy these shorthand secrets. L8R...

https://www.computerhope.com/jargon/chat.htm
De-Jargonizer

Science writing can feature complex terminology that may put off ordinary readers. Make sure your writing is accessible and universal with the De-Jargonizer, "an automated jargon identification program aimed at helping scientists and science communication trainers improve and adapt vocabulary use for a variety of audiences." Users have the option of copying and pasting the text they want analyzed...

http://scienceandpublic.com/