We’ve seen a number of “popular” words become part of our history books once the Oxford dictionary adds them to their dictionaries. It looks like that time is upon us once again as the Oxford Dictionaries has added a number of recently popular words, many of them have been upgraded from their slang-term origins.
Some words, such as phablet, BYOD (bring your own device) and bitcoin are all words that we’ve come to know very well over the past few years, and have considered them to be a part of our vocabulary already. Other words, unfortunately, such as twerk, FOMO (fear of missing out) and selfie are all words we could certainly do without being made official in Oxford Dictionaries. Derp, squee and unlike are all certainly up for debate as we’ve been known to use them on an irregular occasion.
Each year that passes, Oxford Dictionaries always makes the news rounds when they add popular words, and as you can see, this year is no different. If you want to see the full list of words that have made it into Oxford Dictionaries, and as a result, will soon be said by your children and your children’s children, then head over to Oxford’s blog post, srsly.
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