Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Dictionary Adds Words Like ‘Woot’ And ‘Sexting’

Twitter
(Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Periodically, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary comes out with an updated, printed version of their publication. New words are added and definitions are revamped, as is the case with their twelfth edition. Words like “woot” and “sexting” are now officially words.

There are over 400 words being added to this addition, with quite a few web-based words in the mix. “Retweet,” “cyberbullying,” “noob,” and “textspeak” are among them. Does this mean I should update my personal computer’s dictionary now, too? Because every one of those words is showing up as an error as I type them.

Other words are having their definitions lengthened, such as “follower” and “friend.” The latter of the two words makes me think of a post that a friend placed on Facebook, saying that Facebook is a place to share information with people you don’t know. I don’t remember which friend posted it. More than likely it’s someone I don’t know.

Oxford updates its information online much more often than in print, so most of these definitions have already been published on the web. Now, however, when someone calls you on something not really being a word, all you have to do is pull out the dictionary. Or your smart phone.

Read more about these words we call noobs here.

More From 92.9 NIN

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://929nin.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 92.9 KNIN Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 92.9 KNIN Radio quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!