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Mar 15, 2019
This week’s theme
Words that have entered the language during the last 25 years

This week’s words
upcycling
selfie
mansplain
gamification
bingeable

bingeable
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Words that violate the i-before-e rule
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with Anu Garg

bingeable

PRONUNCIATION:
(BIN-juh-buhl)

MEANING:
adjective: Able to be consumed in rapid succession; typically said of entertainment, such as movies, television, streaming video, etc.

ETYMOLOGY:
From English dialect binge (to soak). Earliest documented use: 2013. The term binge-watching has been around since 1996.

NOTES:
GoT bingeable? An example of something bingeable could be a television show with multiple episodes that can be watched one after another, especially on a streaming video service. Better to snack than binge, if you ask me.

USAGE:
“Its format, as a halfhour drama with four episodes a week, makes it very bingeable.”
Steve Faguy; Why Not Vary Your Program?; Montreal Gazette (Canada); Jan 26, 2019.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It is better to prevent crimes than to punish them. -Cesare Beccaria, philosopher and politician (15 Mar 1738-1794)

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