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28 March, 2011

OMG, LOL are now official English words

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Apart from the fact that Antony does not speak English, Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has some new definitions. New entries in OED means official new English words.

OMG: int. (and n.) and adj. ‘Oh my God’ (or sometimes ‘gosh’, ‘goodness’, etc.)
LOL: int. and n./2 ‘laughing out loud’—are strongly associated with the language of electronic communications (email, texting, social networks, blogs, and so on).

Also, Wags has a new official meaning - wives and girlfriends (of the players).

Also, ♥ is listed. Since Don now lives in New York state, Don might have some ‘I ♥ NY’ t-shirts.

For coffee lovers, the Australian term is now officially listed in OED:
flat white: n. a style of espresso drink with finely textured foamed milk.

For more details and the full list of new words, visit Oxford English Dictionary: Latest Update.

related blog entries:
some new words (5 February, 2009)
bayard, hansardize, imprecation, petrichor (21 October, 2008)

Posted by Antony on 28 March 2011 8:29 AM |

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