I’m not familiar with the submission process for the Oxford dictionary or if there even is one, there may just be a group of people asked what new words the kids are saying these days but either way over the years some really stupid stuff has been added.
I get it the Dictionary is full of words that are used on a daily basis and new words appear and therefore the Oxford dictionary needs updating or else it’d just read like something from Shakespeare however, some words are more of a fad that lasts for a few months and disappear, it’s nice when those awful words die but now we have the people in charge over at dictionary HQ keeping them alive for generations upon generations to see.
I get a warm fuzzy feeling when things from our not so little nerd world are included in the big book of words, recently added were –
Bitcoin – I still have no fucking idea what Bitcoin is, I get it, sort of but at the same time, my brain hurts. The official Dictionary description is: ‘ n. a digital currency in which transactions can be performed without the need for a central bank.’
Added alongside Bitcoin were :
Digital Detox, something we rarely partake in here at N3 – ‘n. a period of time during which a person refrains from using electronic devices such as smartphones or computers, regarded as an opportunity to reduce stress or focus on social interaction in the physical world.’ Outside, interacting face to face with people, no, thank you.
Hackerspace ‘n. a place in which people with an interest in computing or technology can gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge.’ self explanatory.
High fives all round for the above!
Also added were:
Twerk n.(o, stop, please)
Selfie n.(really, if this had to be added it really should have been done in the MySpace days of 2005)
Click and Collect n.(minimum social interaction but enough to say you spoke to a real human being today)
Food Baby n.(aka I need to poop)
Street Food n.(aka I will need to poop later)
Double Denim n.(o such thing as too much denim?)
Geek Chic n.(o, take those glasses off, they don’t even have lenses)
Twerk..really? Stop the world I wanna get off!