I still can’t believe that we haven’t added strategery. I mean, it’s just as good a made-up word as textspeak, right?
The Oxford Dictionary has added 400 new entries, including:
Woot (exclamation, informal) – used to express elation, enthusiasm or triumph.
Retweet (verb): (On the social networking service Twitter) repost or forward (a message posted by another user). Also: (noun) a reposted or forwarded message on Twitter.
Textspeak (noun): Language regarded as characteristic of text messages, consisting of abbreviations, acronyms, initials, emoticons, etc.
I’m not sure that I fully understand how they determine which words to add, other than considering frequent social use.
In the upcoming weeks, I will help you define these new words by featuring them in Nerd Notes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Let’s Talk Nerdy!
Do you think Oxford should add new words to the dictionary? How should these words be decided? What do you think about the words Oxford added?