I ran across a couple of words this week (on Word Spy and Buzz Whack) that particularly appealed to me:

Staycation. When you spend your vacation at home. (Thanks to high gas prices and a sluggish economy, it’s all many of us can afford.) Also known to those of us from Quebec as Balconville, after the 1979 play of the same name by Quebec playwright David Fennario.

Free-range kid. A child who is given lots of time for unstructured activities and play during the day.

Friendquest. Requesting someone to be a friend/buddy on an online social network.