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2013-08-28 02:21:34 AM
selfie?

hmm

bie?
eip
 
2013-08-28 02:25:40 AM
I'm waiting for "blowbang" to make the list.
 
2013-08-28 02:32:35 AM
Selfie? Selphie maybe.
 
2013-08-28 02:32:46 AM
Seems a little quick to be adding some of these words to a dictionary to me.

If they're still being used in 5 years then add them.
 
2013-08-28 02:33:09 AM
Language is organic. It evolves. Stop complaining.

Or would you rather be French?
 
2013-08-28 02:34:49 AM

Atomic Spunk: I'm waiting for "blowbang" to make the list.


Does that involve fellatio and Poprocks?
 
2013-08-28 02:37:24 AM
I am most sorry to correct you, OED, but there never has been such a word as "phablet".

Nor "webinar".
 
2013-08-28 02:37:26 AM

Ishkur: Language is organic. It evolves. Stop complaining.

Or would you rather be French?


THIS. So very much this.
 
2013-08-28 02:43:50 AM

Ishkur: Language is organic. It evolves. Stop complaining.

Or would you rather be French?


Seriously, just because someone documents a new word doesn't mean you have to use or respect it.  Just point and laugh the same way you would have six months ago.

Same goes for old, established words.  "Plethora" is hundreds of years old; I still point and laugh at that one.
 
2013-08-28 02:53:24 AM
Selfie needs to fark right off. Anybody who says it sounds like a tweenage girl. And not an intelligent one.
 
2013-08-28 02:53:33 AM
phablet

Is "cockpunch" in there yet? Cause whoever came up with that needs one.
 
2013-08-28 02:55:10 AM
Just finished reading TFA and I still don't know WTF "phablet" means.

I'm not sure I want to know.
 
2013-08-28 02:55:19 AM
They're all perfectly cromulent words.
 
2013-08-28 02:57:29 AM

Boo_Guy: Seems a little quick to be adding some of these words to a dictionary to me.

If they're still being used in 5 years then add them.


Exactly.

By the way, I am still going to consider anyone who uses the word "literally" more than once a week to be a liar or an idiot. People always use the word "literally" when lying.
 
2013-08-28 02:58:52 AM
Heard a guy the other night use the word (as a verb actually) 'vape' to vape or vaping, i.e., smoking with an e-cigarette or e-hooka. He said, 'I even vape in my cube'.
 
2013-08-28 02:59:31 AM
The fact that "Twerk" has been added to the OED as an actual word just tells me that the end times are definitely here. That Miley Cyrus......I bet her parents are just bursting with pride.

/ We are doomed! Doomed I say......
 
2013-08-28 03:08:08 AM

lecavalier: Boo_Guy: Seems a little quick to be adding some of these words to a dictionary to me.

If they're still being used in 5 years then add them.

Exactly.

By the way, I am still going to consider anyone who uses the word "literally" more than once a week to be a liar or an idiot. People always use the word "literally" when lying.


I don't believe you.
 
2013-08-28 03:09:10 AM

Zizzowop: Heard a guy the other night use the word (as a verb actually) 'vape' to vape or vaping, i.e., smoking with an e-cigarette or e-hooka. He said, 'I even vape in my cube'.


Ive only heard that word used that way by pot smokers.
 
2013-08-28 03:12:09 AM
www.heyreverb.com
 
2013-08-28 03:12:30 AM

BuckTurgidson: I am most sorry to correct you, OED, but there never has been such a word as "phablet".

Nor "webinar".


What about "phubbing"? There's a whole group fighting against it.
 
2013-08-28 03:13:09 AM
Can we hang the jerk that invented Twerk?
 
2013-08-28 03:13:09 AM

RottNDude: lecavalier: Boo_Guy: Seems a little quick to be adding some of these words to a dictionary to me.

If they're still being used in 5 years then add them.

Exactly.

By the way, I am still going to consider anyone who uses the word "literally" more than once a week to be a liar or an idiot. People always use the word "literally" when lying.

I don't believe you.


I hate you so much. lol
 
2013-08-28 03:13:18 AM

fusillade762: Just finished reading TFA and I still don't know WTF "phablet" means.

I'm not sure I want to know.


Its the name given to a mobile computer device that has a screen bigger than the average smart phone but smaller than the tablet,  a phablet.

Yes it is dumb.
 
2013-08-28 03:14:58 AM

BonesJackson: Ishkur: Language is organic. It evolves. Stop complaining.

Or would you rather be French?

Seriously, just because someone documents a new word doesn't mean you have to use or respect it.  Just point and laugh the same way you would have six months ago.

Same goes for old, established words.  "Plethora" is hundreds of years old; I still point and laugh at that one.


Do you humiliate poor, uneducated jefe?
 
2013-08-28 03:15:38 AM

Fano: BonesJackson: Ishkur: Language is organic. It evolves. Stop complaining.

Or would you rather be French?

Seriously, just because someone documents a new word doesn't mean you have to use or respect it.  Just point and laugh the same way you would have six months ago.

Same goes for old, established words.  "Plethora" is hundreds of years old; I still point and laugh at that one.

Do you humiliate poor, uneducated jefe?


Are you more than famous?
 
2013-08-28 03:17:02 AM

Ishkur: Language is organic. It evolves. Stop complaining.

Or would you rather be French?


Le weekend. Worst thing to happen to the French language?
 
2013-08-28 03:26:54 AM

Jayberrysparklesalot: The fact that "Twerk" has been added to the OED as an actual word just tells me that the end times are definitely here. OED is desperate for attention.


FTFY.
 
2013-08-28 03:30:10 AM

Ishkur: Language is organic. It evolves. Stop complaining.

Or would you rather be French?


Whatever the French are, an American is not. It's some kind of rule.
 
2013-08-28 03:30:15 AM

fusillade762: Just finished reading TFA and I still don't know WTF "phablet" means.

I'm not sure I want to know.


Me neither. But I did find out that Miley Cyrus was acting raunchy at some award show!

Who knew?
 
2013-08-28 03:32:02 AM

LordJiro: Jayberrysparklesalot: The fact that "Twerk" has been added to the OED as an actual word just tells me that the end times are definitely here. OED is desperate for attention.

FTFY.


So, the OED twerks?

Autocorrect hates that word.
 
2013-08-28 03:49:59 AM
 
2013-08-28 03:56:31 AM

lecavalier: Boo_Guy: Seems a little quick to be adding some of these words to a dictionary to me.

If they're still being used in 5 years then add them.

Exactly.

By the way, I am still going to consider anyone who uses the word "literally" more than once a week to be a liar or an idiot. People always use the word "literally" when lying.



 c. colloq. Used to indicate that some (freq. conventional) metaphorical or hyperbolical expression is to be taken in the strongest admissible sense: 'virtually, as good as'; (also) 'completely, utterly, absolutely'.Now one of the most common uses, although often considered irregular in standard English since it reverses the original sense of literally ('not figuratively or metaphorically').


1769   F. Brooke Hist. Emily Montague IV. ccxvii. 83   He is a fortunate man to be introduced to such a party of fine women at his arrival; it is literally to feed among the lilies.
1801   Spirit of Farmers' Museum 262   He is, literally, made up of marechal powder, cravat, and bootees.
1825   J. Denniston Legends Galloway 99   Lady Kirkclaugh, who, literally worn to a shadow, died of a broken heart.
1863   F. A. Kemble Jrnl. Resid. Georgian Plantation 105   For the last four years..I literally coined money.
1876   'M. Twain' Adventures Tom Sawyer ii. 20   And when the middle of the afternoon came, from being a poor poverty-stricken boy in the morning, Tom was literally rolling in wealth.
1906   Westm. Gaz. 15 Nov. 2/1   Mr. Chamberlain literally bubbled over with gratitude.
1975   Chem. Week (Nexis) 26 Mar. 10   'They're literally throwing money at these programs,' said a Ford Administration official.
2008   Herald-Times (Bloomington, Indiana) 22 Oct. a8/1   'OMG, I literally died when I found out!' No, you figuratively died. Otherwise, you would not be around to relay your pointless anecdote.
 
2013-08-28 04:00:53 AM

cycle23: lecavalier: Boo_Guy: Seems a little quick to be adding some of these words to a dictionary to me.

If they're still being used in 5 years then add them.

Exactly.

By the way, I am still going to consider anyone who uses the word "literally" more than once a week to be a liar or an idiot. People always use the word "literally" when lying.


 c. colloq. Used to indicate that some (freq. conventional) metaphorical or hyperbolical expression is to be taken in the strongest admissible sense: 'virtually, as good as'; (also) 'completely, utterly, absolutely'.Now one of the most common uses, although often considered irregular in standard English since it reverses the original sense of literally ('not figuratively or metaphorically').


1769   F. Brooke Hist. Emily Montague IV. ccxvii. 83   He is a fortunate man to be introduced to such a party of fine women at his arrival; it is literally to feed among the lilies.
1801   Spirit of Farmers' Museum 262   He is, literally, made up of marechal powder, cravat, and bootees.
1825   J. Denniston Legends Galloway 99   Lady Kirkclaugh, who, literally worn to a shadow, died of a broken heart.
1863   F. A. Kemble Jrnl. Resid. Georgian Plantation 105   For the last four years..I literally coined money.
1876   'M. Twain' Adventures Tom Sawyer ii. 20   And when the middle of the afternoon came, from being a poor poverty-stricken boy in the morning, Tom was literally rolling in wealth.
1906   Westm. Gaz. 15 Nov. 2/1   Mr. Chamberlain literally bubbled over with gratitude.
1975   Chem. Week (Nexis) 26 Mar. 10   'They're literally throwing money at these programs,' said a Ford Administration official.
2008   Herald-Times (Bloomington, Indiana) 22 Oct. a8/1   'OMG, I literally died when I found out!' No, you figuratively died. Otherwise, you would not be around to relay your pointless anecdote.


Colloquialisms aren't words to nazis.
 
2013-08-28 04:12:56 AM

sendtodave: LordJiro: Jayberrysparklesalot: The fact that "Twerk" has been added to the OED as an actual word just tells me that the end times are definitely here. OED is desperate for attention.

FTFY.

So, the OED twerks?

Autocorrect hates that word.


Think about it. How often do people give half a shiat about dictionaries UNLESS they've pulled some stunt like adding a dumbass word-of-the-week, or deciding "literally" can also officially mean "the exact opposite of literally"?

It's advertising.
 
2013-08-28 04:33:46 AM
Near as I can tell from reading the article, these terms weren't added to the Oxford English Dictionary, but the Oxford Dictionaries Online; a search engine of current colloquial terms and accepted words. They are both maintained by Oxford University Press, but OED and ODO are two different databases.
 
2013-08-28 04:37:43 AM

LordJiro: sendtodave: LordJiro: Jayberrysparklesalot: The fact that "Twerk" has been added to the OED as an actual word just tells me that the end times are definitely here. OED is desperate for attention.

FTFY.

So, the OED twerks?

Autocorrect hates that word.

Think about it. How often do people give half a shiat about dictionaries UNLESS they've pulled some stunt like adding a dumbass word-of-the-week, or deciding "literally" can also officially mean "the exact opposite of literally"?

It's advertising.


People are supposed to give a shiat about dictionaries?

Dictionaries have to be cool to survive?

WTF happened to this country?

Yay farking capitalism.
 
2013-08-28 05:03:21 AM

Fano: Can we hang the jerk that invented Twerk?


...in the Big Rock Candy Mountain!
 
2013-08-28 05:24:59 AM

sendtodave: People are supposed to give a shiat about dictionaries?

Dictionaries have to be cool to survive?

WTF happened to this country?

Yay farking capitalism.


...goddamn nielson family...
 
2013-08-28 06:11:37 AM
BonesJackson:
  "Plethora" is hundreds of years old; I still point and laugh at that one.

Gazebo!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uuCNAwXGaQ
 
2013-08-28 06:22:41 AM

RottNDude: They're all perfectly cromulent words.


chuckle
 
2013-08-28 06:32:54 AM

sendtodave: cycle23: lecavalier: Boo_Guy: Seems a little quick to be adding some of these words to a dictionary to me.

If they're still being used in 5 years then add them.

Exactly.

By the way, I am still going to consider anyone who uses the word "literally" more than once a week to be a liar or an idiot. People always use the word "literally" when lying.


 c. colloq. Used to indicate that some (freq. conventional) metaphorical or hyperbolical expression is to be taken in the strongest admissible sense: 'virtually, as good as'; (also) 'completely, utterly, absolutely'.Now one of the most common uses, although often considered irregular in standard English since it reverses the original sense of literally ('not figuratively or metaphorically').


1769   F. Brooke Hist. Emily Montague IV. ccxvii. 83   He is a fortunate man to be introduced to such a party of fine women at his arrival; it is literally to feed among the lilies.
1801   Spirit of Farmers' Museum 262   He is, literally, made up of marechal powder, cravat, and bootees.
1825   J. Denniston Legends Galloway 99   Lady Kirkclaugh, who, literally worn to a shadow, died of a broken heart.
1863   F. A. Kemble Jrnl. Resid. Georgian Plantation 105   For the last four years..I literally coined money.
1876   'M. Twain' Adventures Tom Sawyer ii. 20   And when the middle of the afternoon came, from being a poor poverty-stricken boy in the morning, Tom was literally rolling in wealth.
1906   Westm. Gaz. 15 Nov. 2/1   Mr. Chamberlain literally bubbled over with gratitude.
1975   Chem. Week (Nexis) 26 Mar. 10   'They're literally throwing money at these programs,' said a Ford Administration official.
2008   Herald-Times (Bloomington, Indiana) 22 Oct. a8/1   'OMG, I literally died when I found out!' No, you figuratively died. Otherwise, you would not be around to relay your pointless anecdote.

Colloquialisms aren't words to nazis.


Nazis want to literally purify the language.
 
2013-08-28 06:43:21 AM
The word twerk has been around since the 90's and as always meant the same thing. As for selfie, I thought it meant something completely different when I first heard it. Hell, I thought I had been giving myself selfies since the 80's. Imagine my surprise when I found out what it means now.
 
2013-08-28 06:49:00 AM

Zizzowop: Heard a guy the other night use the word (as a verb actually) 'vape' to vape or vaping, i.e., smoking with an e-cigarette or e-hooka. He said, 'I even vape in my cube'.


there is a commercial that plays on the radio with some chick saying that. I cringe every time I hear it.

I understand that the language evolves, but must all the new words make people sound like idiots?
 
2013-08-28 06:54:34 AM
wtf is a phablet?  Don't they at least have to wait for words to catch-on before they even try to submit the thing for consideration to be added to the dictionary?  I mean come on man....
 
2013-08-28 07:00:19 AM
Selfie and Bitcoin I can handle, but phablet? Someone in marketing just died from all their blood going to their penis on seeing his buzzword get picked up by the OED.
 
2013-08-28 07:00:26 AM
This is how L&O: SVU stays relevant, right?
 
2013-08-28 07:01:25 AM
i26.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-28 07:12:29 AM

Unoriginal_Username: Zizzowop: Heard a guy the other night use the word (as a verb actually) 'vape' to vape or vaping, i.e., smoking with an e-cigarette or e-hooka. He said, 'I even vape in my cube'.

there is a commercial that plays on the radio with some chick saying that. I cringe every time I hear it.

I understand that the language evolves, but must all the new words make people sound like idiots?


Yeah, and it was how he said it so casually, and the context being he was an ex-smoker, and that the technology for e-cigarettes has reached some sort of tipping point. I said, and apparently it's created a new verb as well. He didn't get it.
 
2013-08-28 07:12:38 AM

Ishkur: Language is organic. It evolves. Stop complaining.

Or would you rather be French?


Uradumie
 
2013-08-28 07:28:13 AM
Hush! Let Blackadder deal with this!

http://www.youtube.com/w atch?v=hOSYiT2iG08
 
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