Woot! OED Added New Tech Words

Last week, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED to you logophiles) added a new entries into its venerable dictionary.

I'm pretty sure you've heard of some of the new entries:

Retweet
verb: (on a social networking service Twitter) repost or forward (a message posted by another user)

Sexting
noun: the sending of sexually explicit photographs or messages via mobile phone

Cyberbullying
noun: the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature

Woot
exclamation: (especially in electronic communication) used to express elation, enthusiasm, or triumph

Textspeak
noun: language regarded as characteristic of text messages, consisting of abbreviations, acronyms, initials, emoticons, etc...

Link | OED Blog

Previously on Neatorama: OMG and LOL Added to OED


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Why is it sad? That English is a very adaptable language and will add new or foreign words?

Just because a word is considered dumb or asinine is no excuse to keep it out of the English language.
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