28 Aug '13, 5pm

Universe crumbles as Oxford dictionary adds 'selfie,' 'twerk'

Universe crumbles as Oxford dictionary adds 'selfie,' 'twerk'

The latest sign that the apocalypse is nigh arrived Wednesday when the eggheads behind Britain's Oxford Dictionaries announced plans to add four words that are hard to say without gagging a little. But, for the sake of illuminating our readers, we shall do our best to share them here. For, lo, their ascension into the mainstream reveals so much about the decline and fall of pop culture. Brace yourself. PHOTOS: Biggest tech flops of 2013 -- so far Selfie : This refers to the smartphone self-portraits that people take. If you wondered whether the human race could possibly become any more narcissistic, smartphones and selfies have given us a resounding answer: Yes, yes we can. Bitcoin : This is the stateless virtual currency that's nearly impossible to understand, and even more complicated to obtain and use. But that hasn't stopped folks like the Winklevoss twins from investi...

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'Twerk' makes it into the Oxford Dictionary Online, alongside words like 'selfie,' 'bitcoin' and 'emoji'

'Twerk' makes it into the Oxford Dictionary Onl...

forbes.com 28 Aug '13, 8pm

Languages change all the time. Outrage at the addition of new words to the online dictionary might be due to what academic...

Now in the Oxford Dictionaries Online: selfie, ...

blogs.wsj.com 29 Aug '13, 3am

What’s really dumb is the annual freakout and even the joking that “this is the downfall of society! Derp.” Language is no...

Bitcoin hits the Oxford dictionary #ZeroBlock

Bitcoin hits the Oxford dictionary #ZeroBlock

QZ.com 27 Aug '13, 11pm

The most relevant addition to the dictionary for Quartz readers is probably “phablet ,” a portmanteau of “phone” and “tabl...

"Twerk", "selfie" and social media meaning of "...

todayonline.com 29 Aug '13, 8am

LONDON - “Twerk”, a provocative dance move that has gone viral, and “selfie” a photograph taken of oneself using a phone, ...

Blame Miley - Twerk, Selfie, Bitcoin Added to Dictionary via @mashable

Blame Miley - Twerk, Selfie, Bitcoin Added to D...

mashable.com 28 Aug '13, 2am

The word "twerk" — a sexually-charged dance that Miley Cyrus recently displayed at the MTV Video Music Awards — has been a...

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

Squee! ‘Twerk’, ‘phablet’, ‘derp’, ‘bitcoin’ an...

memeburn.com 28 Aug '13, 10am

released by Oxford University Press has seen a slew of geeky and web slang added to the online dictionary. According to Ox...

Srsly? Bitcoin, selfie added to Oxford dictionary

techhive.com 28 Aug '13, 7pm

What do bitcoin, emoji, and selfies have in common? They’re all now official words, at least according to the Oxford onlin...

Twerk, Selfie, Bitcoin, Others Added To Oxford ...

techcrunch.com 28 Aug '13, 5am

Here’s where it really gets fun–slang that you’d think no self-respecting adult would use, but is actually commonplace in ...

'Twerking,' 'selfie' and 'bitcoin' added to Oxf...

dailymail.co.uk 28 Aug '13, 5pm

I agree with the 'garbage' brigade. I have never heard of these numpty words and they are obviously silly words conjured u...

Srsly? Bitcoin, selfie added to Oxford dictiona...

techhive.com 28 Aug '13, 7pm

What do bitcoin, emoji, and selfies have in common? They’re all now official words, at least according to the Oxford onlin...

"@DailyMailUK: Twerking and selfie added to the...

dailymail.co.uk 28 Aug '13, 1am

'We think the most likely theory is that it is an alteration of work, because that word has a history of being used in sim...

Bitcoin, BYOD, Phablet, Selfie, and Twerking Fi...

idle.slashdot.org 29 Aug '13, 2am

"The Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO) has been updated today to include some of the widely used tech words like Bitcoin, B...

Oxford Adds 'Twerking' to Online Dictionaries (Plus 'Bitcoin,' 'Srsly,' and 'Derp')

Oxford Adds 'Twerking' to Online Dictionaries (...

wired.com 29 Aug '13, 10am

In the world of pop culture -– and especially in internet culture -– new language is constantly evolving and being invente...

New words added to today: twerk, mooc, selfie, ...

blog.oxforddictionaries.com 28 Aug '13, 2am

said: “New words, senses, and phrases are added to Oxford Dictionaries Online when we have gathered enough independent evi...

New words added to Oxford Dictionaries Online today include bitcoin, fauxhawk, and dad dancing #New…

New words added to Oxford Dictionaries Online t...

blog.oxforddictionaries.com 28 Aug '13, 10am

The additions may have only just entered the dictionary, but we’ve been watching them for a while now, tracking how and wh...