Oxford Dictionary Adds Douchbaggery, Adorbs & Many More to Its Collection
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
The Oxford English Dictionary has done well to avoid many of the new words that litter our vocabulary these days, but as our language is ever evolving and changing, so as the terms that need to be recorded for future generations. Of course even I will admit that some of these words would do well to be left out of the history books, but people were likely saying the same thing a hundred years ago about words we commonly use today.
Oxford Dictionaries has announced that you will now be able to find words like audible sigh, side boob, baller, hate-watch, adorbs, amazeballs, mansplain, humblebrag, douchbaggery, clickbait and more in their online records. Not only that but a few acronyms have been added, handy for all those times you can’t recall what YOLO, ICYMI and WDYT stand for, right?
Lets be honest though, even if it is only ironically, most of you have likely used one or more of these words in conversation at some point in the last couple of years, am I right? Or should that be ammarite?! I can’t keep up with the evolving language sometimes.
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