Friday, August 19, 2011

New Words Added in Oxford Dictionary

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Posted on Friday, August 19, 2011

New Words Added in Oxford Dictionary
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Web geeks out there, rejoice! New techie words have been added in the 12th edition of the Concise Oxford English dictionary which will be published this month. Words like retweet, textspeak, sexting, less happily and cyberbulling where among the 400 words to be added in the dictionary.

Other less techie words include jeggings (jeans-legging) and mankini (bathing suit similar to the character Borat).

Other existing words have also been giving new definition like the word "friend" and "follower" which now defined as "contact on a social networking website."


Earlier this year, Oxford English Dictionary added Internet abbreviations like OMG, "Oh My God"; LOL, "Laughing Out Loud"; and IMHO, "In My Humble Opinion."

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