Friday, March 25, 2011

Oxford English Dictionary added new words, LOL and OMG!

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Woke up today at around 10AM and login into my twitter account and found out that the Oxford Dictionary is trending up and they’ve just added new words.

OMG, LOL, and the symbol for “heart” have all been added.

So now, what does OMG, LOL mean to Oxford English Dictionary?

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OMG [OMG int. (and n.) and adj.]: ‘Oh my God’ (or sometimes ‘gosh’, ‘goodness’, etc.)

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LOL [LOL int. and n./2]: ‘laughing out loud’—are strongly associated with the language of electronic communications (email, texting, social networks, blogs, and so on).

These new words join other entries of this sort:

IMHO (‘in my humble opinion’) [IMHO at I n./1],

TMI (‘too much information’) [TMI at T n.], and

BFF (‘best friends forever’) [BFF at B n.], among others.

Hope they'll add these too:
LMAO (laughing my ass off)
ROFL (rolling on the floor laughing)
BRB (be right back)
AFK (away from the keyboard)
TY (thank you)
THX (thanks)
NP (no problem)

In other news LMAO is pissed off, LOL.

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