n. An unusually strong fear of, or aversion to, garden gnomes. Also: gnomeophobia, gnome phobia, garden gnome phobia.
gnomophobe n.
gnomophobic adj.

“It’s good to confront the received wisdom that all gnomes are nasty,” Mr. Llewelyn-Bowen said. Referring to his wife, he added: “Also, Jackie has had to overcome her poshness and confront her gnomophobia.”
—Sarah Lyall, “Common Gnomes Pop Up at Rarefied Flower Show, to Horror of Many,” The New York Times, May 20, 2013
drought shaming
pp. Publicly reproaching a household or institution for using water excessively during a drought. Also: droughtshaming.
drought shame v.
drought shamer n.

And some existing technologies are being repurposed to focus on the drought, for example, vizSafe, an app designed to post localized alerts allowing people to warn their neighbors about crime, flooding, fire, missing persons, and traffic, is being used for “drought shaming,” calling out water wasters.
—Tekla Perry, “The California Drought: There’s an App For That,” IEEE Spectrum, September 12, 2014
third workplace
n. A place a person works other than their office or home office.

The third workplace, commonly called co-working space, combines the amenities and technology of a traditional office with the flexibility and lower expense of a home office.
—Nancy Crotti, “Embracing the ‘third workplace’ in the Twin Cities,” Finance & Commerce (Minneapolis, MN), November 29, 2013
n. The use of stereotypical Scottish imagery and props.

Prof. McKay explains that “tartanism” was a romanticized view of Scotland — all about bagpipes, tartan and highland dancing, but it ignored the politics. “Angus L.,” as the premier was known, used this strategy to brand his province to promote tourism.
—Jane Taber, “Debate on referendum notably muted in Canada’s most Scottish province,” The Globe and Mail (Canada), September 17, 2014
space shift
v. To play media on a device other than the one on which it is stored. Also: space-shift, spaceshift.
space shifting pp.
space shifter n.

According to the case files, Hotfile will not protest its liability for the infringements of its users, but it can claim that other files may have been “space shifted” by users.
—Gabriela Vatu,“Anti-Piracy Case Could Have Hotfile Paying Half a Billion Dollars to the MPAA,” Softpedia, December 3, 2013
n. A display element that can be positioned in any of the three spatial dimensions. [space + pixel]

Ars Electronica Futurelab staffers have been doing R&D since 2012 on what they’ve dubbed Spaxels (space pixels)—a swarm of LED-equipped quadcopters that can fly in precise formation and thus “draw” three-dimensional images in midair.
—Magdalena Leitner, “A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Spaxels,” Ars Electronica, September 3, 2013
n. A wristwatch that can run apps, access the internet, and contains one or more sensors. Also: smart-watch, smart watch.

Hypponen’s quirky use of his Pebble is at least one answer to the question: what are smartwatches for? As sales of smartphones slacken, because almost everyone who wants one has one, hardware companies are looking around for other gadgets to sell us. And the smartwatch is their latest idea.
—Charles Arthur, “Analysis: Cool, wearable technology may be a few years away,” The Guardian (London), May 28, 2014
steel man
n. The strongest version of an opponent’s argument, particularly when this version improves upon the opponent’s original argument. Also: iron man. [cf. straw man]
steelmanning pp.

You know when someone makes an argument, and you know you can get away with making it seem like they made a much worse one, so you attack that argument for points? That’s strawmanning. Lots of us have done it, even though we shouldn’t. But what if we went one step beyond just not doing that? What if we went one better? Then we would be steelmanning, the art of addressing the best form of the other person’s argument, even if it’s not the one they presented.
—Chana Messinger, “Knocking Down a Steel Man: How to Argue Better,” The Merely Real, December 7, 2012
adj. Having lots of suggestions.

If you don’t like the art style or a particular piece due to your personal prefrences [sic], don’t comment please. Criticizing someone without being constructive and suggestful is very unnecessary.
—Crossbonez-129, “Vert from Hyperdimensional Neptunia” (comment), deviantART, August 2, 2014
pp. Simultaneously performing multiple tasks using multiple screened devices. Also: media stacking, screen stacking.
stacker n.

We’re quickly becoming a world of multitaskers. While you’re reading this, you might be watching TV or using a second device — smartphone, tablet or laptop. In a study of the multiscreening behaviors of audiences in 30 countries, the U.S. ranks first in stacking, spending on average 91 minutes a day watching TV while also doing something unrelated on a second device.
—Joline McGoldrick, “Tuning into multitasking,” The Economist Group, April 25, 2014
school poor
adj. Having little ready cash due to the cost of sending one’s children to expensive schools. Also: school-poor.

Not quite our family, as it happens, and not that it’s anything to be ashamed of; indeed, the school-poor families are probably the ones who are sacrificing the most for their children’s educations.
—Eugene Volokh, “‘School-poor’,” The Washington Post, September 2, 2014
n. The state or condition of having an over-abundance of existing or potential technologically mediated connections to other people and to online resources. Also: over-connectedness.

In The Secret Horse her teenage heroine, Abby, lives on a ranch in California where her father buys and sells horses. The novels are set in the 1960s, partly, Smiley says, because she didn’t want the overconnectedness of today’s mobile phone and Facebook generation but also because she wanted to explore the moment in American equestrian history when traditional horse-breaking methods were challenged by a new style of training known in the US as natural horsemanship.
—Fiona Gruber, “Writing a horse,” Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), September 10, 2011