New Words Announced for the Oxford English Dictionary
The Oxford English Dictionary just announced a list of new words they’re adding to the dictionary , and there is a definite Internet influence. They’re adding tweetable, defined as, “suitable for posting on the social media site Twitter.” Also joining the dictionary this year is the term social sharing, defined as, “the practice of sharing content from a website on a social media site or application.” Other noteables include:
–Friend zone – “a situation in which a platonic relationship exists between two people, one of whom has an undeclared romantic or sexual interest in the other.”
–Appletini, an apple-flavored martini
–Flexitarian, a person who is mostly vegetarian but cheats
–And hump day, the slang term for Wednesday.