28 Aug '13, 7pm

Srsly? Bitcoin, selfie added to Oxford dictionary

What do bitcoin, emoji, and selfies have in common? They’re all now official words, at least according to the Oxford online dictionary. More than 40 buzzy words with fashion as well as technology influences—like, srsly—have been added to Oxford’s online site, the dictionary announced Wednesday. To be clear, the words have not been added to the Oxford English Dictionary , only to the Oxford Dictionaries Online . Srlsy, for example, is Internet slang for seriously. Some of the newly defined words, like selfie, speak to the growth of social media platforms like Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook. “The additions may have only just entered the dictionary, but we’ve been watching them for a while now, tracking how and where they are used,” Oxford said in a blog post. A selfie , now according to Oxford, is “a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smar...

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