Covfefe? Hea? Splungerler? What word would you add to the English language?

This week we asked our readers: What word would you add to the English language? Here are some of our favourite answers ...

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Duang. This was the hottest word in China last year. It literally means to add on a certain special effect. The word skyrocketed after Jackie Chan used it to explain why his hair was so smooth and shiny in an advertisement.

Veronica Lin, 17

Bingpot. A combination of bingo and jackpot, this word is perfect for when you want to express your success to others. Sadly, this word isn’t mine; I heard it from the hilarious TV show Brooklyn Nine-Nine.

Ady Lam, 11, Island School

Cread. A mix between the words crazy and spread, describing the emotion of when your feelings spread out so much and you feel a bit loopy because of it. It can be used as a positive or negative word.

Parul Methi, 13, King George V

A word to call people who eat your food even though they told you they weren’t hungry when you ordered.

Joy Lee, 14, South Island School

Hea (pronounced heh). It’s an excellent word that Hongkongers use to describe doing nothing or just wasting time. Very handy!

Tong Kit-wing, 15, Tung Chung Catholic School

Stormain. It’s a combination of a storm and rain, and I would use it to describe when it’s raining and a storm is on its way.

Sophie Wilson, 8, Discovery Bay International School

Fasketball. A combination of fast and basketball. This is the tactic of using fast breaks as the main method of scoring in basketball. Fasketball is one of the most effective ways to win a game.

Tommy Wu, 15, Po Leung Kuk Ma Kam Ming College

Splungerler. Someone who spoils a joke. If you tell a joke but the other person doesn’t get it, then you have to explain it to them…splungerler alert. It’s not funny anymore!

Ava Garozzo, 9, Discovery Bay

ITG. It means Ignore The Grammar. English is a beautiful language, but the grammar is so complicated it gives me a headache. If we could use this word in sentences, people would never worry about horrible grammar.

Christina Ho Cheuk-lam, 16, Tung Chung Catholic School

Monaticism. The short form of money fanaticism. It is used to describe people who love money and are willing to sacrifice their life to earn more.

Heather Mak, 14, Po Leung Kuk Ma Kam Ming College

For next week’s Top 10, tell us: If one day you woke up and were the opposite sex, what’s the first thing you would do? Send your answers to [email protected], along with your name, age and school, and our favourite answers will appear in next week’s Top 10 page!

Edited by Sam Gusway