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(Reuters)   OED circumspectly reveals 1,200 new or revised words they believe now qualify as English, including "geekery." For first time in history, editors broke their own 10-year usage rule to include "tweet"   (uk.reuters.com ) divider line
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2013-06-15 04:52:42 PM  
In before LANGUAGES NEVA CHANGE folks.
 
2013-06-15 05:04:45 PM  

New Farkin User Name: In before LANGUAGES NEVA CHANGE folks.


Really? There are people who say that?

They're pretty stupid. Almost as stupid as the word "tweet" in it's presently accepted context.

Almost.
 
2013-06-15 05:06:08 PM  
'Dad dancing'?

I had to look that one up.
 
2013-06-15 05:09:35 PM  
For first time in history, editors broke their own 10-year usage rule to include "tweet"

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2013-06-15 05:30:18 PM  
Some people will have a problem with this.


/personally, I think it's cool that we can invent new words all the time instead of adopting them from other languages
//which would be un-American*

*j/k
 
2013-06-15 09:26:41 PM  
Crowdsourcinga means of getting other people to do all the work for you.
 
2013-06-15 09:41:30 PM  
Will "tweet" still be a word when Twitter no longer exists? I am curious about the rationalization for that decision.

......Though I do assume that the longevity of FaceBook and Twitter is assured because they are being integrated into video games and cell phones. If MySpace came pre-installed on the iPhone, it would probably be huge too.
 
2013-06-15 10:21:52 PM  

ModernLuddite: Will "tweet" still be a word when Twitter no longer exists? I am curious about the rationalization for that decision.

......Though I do assume that the longevity of FaceBook and Twitter is assured because they are being integrated into video games and cell phones. If MySpace came pre-installed on the iPhone, it would probably be huge too.


People still mention buggy whips as the go-to for antiquated products. I've never had a use for one.  Are those in the OED?
 
2013-06-15 10:40:08 PM  
Unless they are permanently listed as slang, these OED people should be executed on Pay Per View.
 
2013-06-15 10:45:43 PM  

ModernLuddite: Will "tweet" still be a word when Twitter no longer exists? I am curious about the rationalization for that decision.

......Though I do assume that the longevity of FaceBook and Twitter is assured because they are being integrated into video games and cell phones. If MySpace came pre-installed on the iPhone, it would probably be huge too.


Yes. It is a chirping sound. Birds make it.
 
2013-06-15 11:43:56 PM  
"I texted her!"

NO, you SENT her a TEXT MESSAGE.

Think of it as though you sent her a letter instead.

"I lettered her!"

Now doesn't that sound stupid?

SO DOES TEXTED


you fakrs
 
2013-06-16 12:07:36 AM  
I have a Taiwanese friend who studied in America. He was there for a few weeks, and a black guy said "what's up dawg?" to him. He was unsure about it, so he went home and looked up "dog" in the dictionary to see if it had another meaning he was unfamiliar with.

If you're immersed in the culture, it may seem silly to include things, but for people that don't know the word, the dictionary is how they learn about it.
 
2013-06-16 01:01:01 AM  
lol, the OED was crowdsourced.
 
2013-06-16 05:20:27 AM  

A Shambling Mound: Almost as stupid as the word "tweet" in it's presently accepted context.


hmmmmm....
 
2013-06-16 05:39:09 AM  

davynelson: "I texted her!"

NO, you SENT her a TEXT MESSAGE.

Think of it as though you sent her  mail instead.

"I mailed her!"

Now doesn't that sound stupid?

SO DOES TEXTED

you fakrs


See how silly that sounds when you put it in a different context?
 
2013-06-16 07:21:00 AM  

davynelson: "I texted her!"

NO, you SENT her a TEXT MESSAGE.

Think of it as though you

sent her a letter used a phone instead.

"I phoned her!"

Now doesn't that sound stupid?

SO DOES TEXTED


Or you could look at it that way.
you fakrs
 
2013-06-16 08:22:08 AM  
As long a mucopurulent is still a word, all is good.
 
kab
2013-06-16 10:11:26 AM  

ModernLuddite: Will "tweet" still be a word when Twitter no longer exists? I am curious about the rationalization for that decision.


It shouldn't be, as there's no reason for this phrase to exist in the first place.   You're not 'tweeting', you're posting.
 
2013-06-16 10:11:38 AM  

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: I have a Taiwanese friend who studied in America. He was there for a few weeks, and a black guy said "what's up dawg?" to him. He was unsure about it, so he went home and looked up "dog" in the dictionary to see if it had another meaning he was unfamiliar with.

If you're immersed in the culture, it may seem silly to include things, but for people that don't know the word, the dictionary is how they learn about it.


Yup.  I'm married to a Chinese woman who learned English as an adult, mostly during our relationship.  I know how critical a dictionary can be.  (Yes, you can fall in love with someone you need a dictionary to communicate with.)  Even now, 27 years after our relationship began I would say the dictionary gets used most weeks.  To make it harder every dictionary we own is an *ENGLISH* dictionary, we have never seen an *AMERICAN* dictionary.  This is occasionally a headache, most notably when she was studying for her citizenship exam.  I didn't know the British-speak for "bill" (as in proposed legislation).
 
2013-06-16 12:52:31 PM  

Millennium: For first time in history, editors broke their own 10-year usage rule to include "tweet"

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Change is hard!
 
2013-06-16 01:16:42 PM  
One might posit that requiring a dictionary to converse is a requirement for a lasting love.

Personally I'm all for new words and such, expanding the frontier of language. What I can't get behind is polluting the interior of the language continent with misuses of correct words with their closest lookalike. One adds to the utility of language, the other merely as an excuse for the lazy and incompetent.
 
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