Photo-Bombing : Another new English word !
In the 1980s, thousands of new vocabulary were added to the English language because of computers and role-playing games, and thousands more came in the 1990s and 2000s because of the information age. Now, with 4G LTE and the global mobile internet phenomenon, we are seeing yet another huge increase in our daily vocabulary.
One of these new words, one that every English Conversation student at the Smith’s School of English in Kotoen スミス英会話 甲東園 knows and loves to use these days is “photo-bombing” or “to be a photo-bomber”.
A quick look at the famous photograph clearly shows the concept is not new. Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe famously sat together at a ceremony in what I believe must have been 1956, but look at the faces in the background! What an extraordinary photo-bombing opportunity that would have been! A picture does indeed tell a thousand words, especially when you consider the sizeable impact this event may have had on jazz music and the budding civil rights movement in the USA.
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