BFF, Defriend, TTYL etc. are the new entrants in Oxford American Dictionary

We heard it when Twitter entered the Collins English Dictionary, new words; slangs etc. keep entering the dictionaries across the globe, every year.

In the same series a couple of new words, especially the internet and chat lingo, haveInternet Lingo and Slang enter the Oxford Dictionary been included in the Oxford Dictionary, reports CNN Tech,  here is the partial list of the entrants from this series, have a look –

  • BFF: Best friend forever
  • Defriend: Stop being someone’s friend, a la Facebook
  • Hashtag: Using the pound sign (#) to create a keyword, a la Twitter
  • Interweb: A funny term for the internet
  • LMAO: Laughing my ass off
  • TTYL: Talk to you later
  • Chillax:  to tell somebody to chill and relax at the same time;
  • Micro-blogging: a web service that allows users to broadcast short messages to other subscribers of the service.

It’s a great step to give such words a place in dictionary, sounds really helpful, especially for someone who is not so familiar to internet, because if one is familiar to internet, chances are bright that he/she knows these terms already, and even if not, one can easily Google these terms for their meaning with :define.

What do you think about Oxford Dictionary’s step to add these words in Dictionary? Do share with us.


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