(as in TK and company) Coca-Colacockblock colorblock (one word, all uses; preferred to colorblocked) color-correcting (one word, all uses)come (v.); cum (n.) — (omg yes, this is really here)comic con (for a generic comic con); adhere to self-stylization for specific cities (e.g., New York Comic Con, San Diego Comic-Con)coming-out (n., adj.); come out (v.)company and institution names: Refer to a company as it, not they.
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(e.g., There were more than 20 people packed into the apartment, The plane flew over the Atlantic Ocean.)Mo MA (for Museum of Modern Art)mother-effingmpreg Muay Thaimugshot mustache 'n' (when using in place of and, e.g., mac 'n' cheese)Nae Nae (dance move)nap time NARS (the cosmetics brand)NASCARNasdaq National Airport or Washington National Airport: preferred over Reagan National Airport Native American (not American Indian, unless a person self-identifies as such); Native is also used as an adj.
to describe things specific to the population Necco (not NECCO)nerdom Netflix and chill (n.
Con Edison, Con Ed (OK on second reference)copydeskcopyedit (v.)Craigslistcray-cray (as slang for crazy)creepshotcringeycrop topcrossfire Cross Fitcross-postcrow's-feet (n.)crowdfund (all forms)crowdsource (all forms)crowdsurfcueing (not cuing) d-bagdab, dabbing (dance move)dadbod (and similar constructions, one word for all forms)dancehall (music genre)Dark Web, Deep Webdashcamday care (two words)Day-Glo (trademark, used for fluorescent materials or colors); dayglow (airglow seen during the day)deadlift (one word, n.