#WOTD: Phubbing

Hola, Fellas. Happy Thursday! How are you doing this week?

This evening we are going to have #WOTD session. I’ll share some things about “phubbing.” Have you ever heard about that word?

I was reading an article in Time news portal when I found it. At the time I was a little bit confused because ‘phubbing’ was related to health, especially in mental health.

Apparently, “phubbing” is a combination of “phone” and “snubbing.”

There are some meaning of “snubbing” in dictionary, but in this case it means to neglect (someone).

So, “phubbing” means neglecting someone (you’re talking to) to your smartphone.

For example, you are replying to your friend’s comment while you are checking your instagram or twitter.

As another illustration and it is commonly found in your daily life, you didn’t hear to your friend’s remarks because you were focusing on your phone. So, in the end you are asking for repeat.

Merriam-webster states that some language experts were the first initiator of this word. Then, it became a trending topic in Australian news portal.

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Compiled and written by @mettaa_ for @EnglishTips4u on Thursday, April 12, 2018

 

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