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Sporcling

verb Word Formation type: Suffixation and Novel Creation
The act of going to the website www.sporcle.com and taking their online trivia quizzes.
 
Sporcling is a verb that developed from the addition of the suffix -ing to the website name "Sporcle". Sporcle is a popular website that links to trivia quizzes related to a variety of categories like movies, music, geography, and much more. This trend of creating verbs and nouns from brand names or websites is becoming much more common now a days. Similar terms would be skyping, facebooking, and Googling. The development of these terms is a matter of ease and simplification. Instead of having to completely explain what one is doing like "I am taking a quiz on the website called Sporcle", one can simply say "I'm sporcling." The shorter phrase is faster, easier, and encompasses just as much meaning as the long sentence. Thus, it is more appealing to say.
Etymology : Verb[Sporcle + -ing]
Source : Sporcle.com; Conversation with a friend; September 2011.
Last modified: 2 December 2011


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