New Words That Oxford Dictionaries Is Considering

Oxford Dictionaries, the publisher of the Oxford English Dictionary, has developed a reputation as the arbiter of whether a word is real or not. So if you care about the development (or degeneration) of the English language, it’s helpful (or worrying) to know about words that the company is observing. This video lists and describes them. They are:

  • Bacne: acne on your back.
  • Hatewatch: when you intentionally watch a show or movie that you know that you will hate to chat with your friends while mutually hating it.
  • Dosant: another word for a cronut, that is, a cross between a croissant and a donut.
  • Legsie: a selfie that you take of your legs.
  • Appisode: an episode of a TV show that you watch online.
  • Nocializing: when you become immersed in your smartphone instead of socializing.
  • Phubbing: when you’re nocializing in a manner that is rude.
  • Meme (verb): the act of creating an online meme.
  • LOLarious: something that is funny—that you might LOL to.

-via Wordability

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Which of these words would you most like to see added to the Oxford English Dictionary?

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agreed... it's clear to me those considering those words are computer illiterate at least if not inept and/or illiterate in general... Anyone wanna "conversate" about this? UGHHH!
If any of those get approved then they should also approve the following:
- Compliterate: computer literate
- Compilliterate: Computer illiterate
- Fumazing: Fun and amazing
- Colorcoded: Something coded with color
- Ikandoodisderp: The act of taking over something others created, and ruining it due to incompetence, idiocy, or ineptitude.

.... what I'm trying to say is that those are contractions, concatenations and truncations of sorts... there is no sense of making a word out of words that already exist.. that's why they exist.
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