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Author Topic: 'Sexting,' 'buttload' and 'nom nom' added to dictionary  (Read 1569 times)

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'Sexting,' 'buttload' and 'nom nom' added to dictionary
« on: February 25, 2011, 05:09:05 PM »
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If people interrupt you and claim that 'buttload' or 'onliner' aren't actual words anytime in the future, laugh in their faces and point them to the Oxford Dictionaries Online.

Yes, one of the authorities on the English language has acknowledged another batch of ridiculous words.

The Next Web reports that the experts at Oxford Dictionaries Online explained that as the Internet’s influence on the English language increased increasing and as new products and services were created, we needed new words and phrases to describe what they are and do.

This means that the following terms are now officially part of the reference text:

    * bloggable
    * feature phone
    * trackpad
    * onliner
    * scareware
    * cyberbullying
    * cybersecurity
    * clickjacking
    * sexting
    * woot
    * tbh (short for 'to be honest')
    * fnarr fnarr (described as "textspeak for sniggering")
    * tanorexia
    * trolleyed
    * nom nom
    * bromance
    * sammich
    * prolly
    * tmi (short for 'too much information')
    * rumour mill
    * light-bulb moment

Yes. 'Light-bulb moment' is now really in the dictionary. We had our own light-bulb moment while pondering how odd it is to have some of the slang terms listed above actually added to a fairly well-respected reference text and we realized the simple reality of things: It comes down to marketing.

The experts at Oxford Dictionaries Online can now proudly proclaim that they truly understand the youth of today and the way language is evolving with each generation. And tbh, we think they maybe really do — after all, we wouldn't consider the topic bloggable otherwise.

TBH, that was prolly one of the weirdest set of words to be added in the dictionary.
Ohh look, sammich time, woot!
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Re: 'Sexting,' 'buttload' and 'nom nom' added to dictionary
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 05:28:58 PM »
Heh. That's funny.
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Re: 'Sexting,' 'buttload' and 'nom nom' added to dictionary
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 09:48:10 PM »
lol nom nom.
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Re: 'Sexting,' 'buttload' and 'nom nom' added to dictionary
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2011, 07:36:23 AM »
Tanorexia? Lol
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Re: 'Sexting,' 'buttload' and 'nom nom' added to dictionary
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2011, 05:24:36 PM »
"Nom Nom", lol, I always use that one, even in RL.  :D "Fnarr Fnarr" sounds like a noise my cat makes when it coughs up a furball.  :shock:  :D
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Re: 'Sexting,' 'buttload' and 'nom nom' added to dictionary
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2011, 05:05:46 AM »
LOL at nom nom being added to the dictionary. I really did not expect that to be added to the dictionary haha.

This reminds me of the Australian National IQ test where Richie Benaud 'chatspeaks', showing just how much the language has changed over the years. For those of you who don't know, Richie Benaud is a former cricket player who is now a really regarded commentator for the sport. Great guy with a great personality. Just posted a youtube clip below which shows that particular section. Brilliant in my opinon.

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