New Words Invade Proper Oxford Dictionary

By Jonathan Spira on 28 August 2013
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Bildschirmfoto 2013-08-28 um 20.25The latest derp heard on the street is that, for many of the geek chic, digital detoxing is causing FOMO and emoji withdrawal.  Srsly.

I wasn’t surprised by any of this, however, given that my party turned into an omnishambles due to a lack of guac although a lot of people wearing jorts and sporting fauxhawks were twerking to the music.

If you had trouble understanding part or all of the above, please take note that the 11 words or phrases that might have given you pause are just some of the latest entrants to the Oxford English Dictionary.  Squee!

In what has become an annual ritual, the Oxford Dictionaries Online has added new words in areas from technology to fashion.  The editors note that this year’s additions may have only just entered the dictionary, but that they have been watching them and tracking their usage for a while.

For those who have made it to the end, I can only say grats.

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