The Oxford English Dictionary is keeping up with the times, integrating “web slang” into the dictionary. Can’t kids just these slang words up online? CNN reports:
Are years of e-mails, text messaging and status updates finally affecting the written word?
The venerable Oxford American Dictionary has added a ginormous (adj., not included) list of words inspired by the interweb (noun, included).
The next time you look up a word, expect to see lots of abbreviations, webspeak and casual slang.
The New Oxford American Dictionary has added cultural slang in the past, but never as aggressively as it has in the latest edition.
Its big brother, the less frequently updated Oxford English Dictionary, is also going through major changes.