Oxford adds new words to online dictionary
I‘ll spare you some painfully contorted writing that incorporates the words just added to the Oxford Dictionaries. Besides, I’m too lazy. I’ll just list them and you can do whatever you wish with them. Each is linked to its definition.
I was already familiar with and using some of these (grats, me time, cake pop, pixie cut). Others are completely new to me (A/W, balayage, flatform, food baby). And some I can guarantee will never cross my lips or keyboard (apols, FOMO, food baby, jorts, srsly, squee). I refuse to talk or write like a teenager, and I don’t text enough to adopt its abbreviated forms. I suppose they need to be defined somewhere, but I think the Urban Dictionary would be a more appropriate venue. That’s my source for slang.
I’m surprised to see blondie, pixie cut, and street food included in this list. They’ve been in my vocabulary since the 1950s. I’m also surprised to see FIL, but not MIL, DIL, SIL, etc. Seems to me they’d all be added at the same time. Grats entered my vocabulary when I started gaming back in the days of EverQuest, more than 10 years ago. And twerk … well, I can thank Miley Cyrus for exposing me to that one. Ugh. I’d have preferred to remain ignorant.
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