28 Aug '13, 10am

Squee! ‘Twerk’, ‘phablet’, ‘derp’, ‘bitcoin’ and ‘selfie’ added to the dictionary by @misslcgranger

Squee! ‘Twerk’, ‘phablet’, ‘derp’, ‘bitcoin’ and ‘selfie’ added to the dictionary by @misslcgranger

released by Oxford University Press has seen a slew of geeky and web slang added to the online dictionary. According to Oxford Dictionaries Online editor Angus Stevenson, new words are only added once the team has “gathered enough independent evidence from a range of sources to be confident that they have widespread currency in English,” which explains the inclusion of trendy terms like ‘FOMO’. On average, the team adds 1 000 new words to its online portal annually, and this most recent update shows the continuing trend towards blended words and abbreviations. Oh, and whatever Miley Cyrus was doing at the VMAs, apparently.

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