29 Aug '13, 3am

Now in the Oxford Dictionaries Online: selfie, bitcoin, phablet and twerk. Yes, srsly.

What’s really dumb is the annual freakout and even the joking that “this is the downfall of society! Derp.” Language is not a fixed point for anyone to decide what is right and wrong. If people use a word to communicate and that communication is successful then who is to say it’s not real language. So, if I was to say, “Srsly, did anyone just see that dog twerking?” And you understood what I was saying, it’s language, low brow as it may be. We don’t need the Oxford Dictionary to pass judgment on every new term that comes into society. When the united States was still a colony, many Brits talked about the americanization of English words and how it was a bastardization of the language and should not be officially recognized. But words aren’t coined by dictionarians, they’re coined by people. Thomas Jefferson coined the term neologize, which means to coin or use new words. N...

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Srsly? Bitcoin, selfie added to Oxford dictionary

techhive.com 28 Aug '13, 7pm

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techhive.com 28 Aug '13, 7pm

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

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wired.com 29 Aug '13, 10am

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latimes.com 28 Aug '13, 5pm

The latest sign that the apocalypse is nigh arrived Wednesday when the eggheads behind Britain's Oxford Dictionaries annou...

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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...

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

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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...

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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, ...

'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...

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

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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...

"@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...

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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 ...

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

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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...

Bitcoin hits the Oxford dictionary #ZeroBlock

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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...

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...