Learning English is hard. Some new words recognised by Oxford Dictionaries make me feel a bit dizzy. Below is a list of some of the new words that have been added to Oxford Dictionaries as part of their February 2013 update. Read the original post here.
A selection of new words from the February 2013 quarterly update, by Oxford Dictionaries.
appletini, Baggy Green, biosimilar, blootered, braggadocious, burrata,
cane corso, cruft, dumbphone, feature-complete, flexitarian, FOSS, friend zone,
hump day, metabolic syndrome, omnium, range anxiety, schlumpy, sillage, social sharing, SSD,
touchless, tray bake, tweetable, upcharge, voluntourism
Why is Tray Bake a new term? Tweeter is so powerful that now certain things are ‘tweetable’. I haven’t got a Tweeter account, and does it mean that I’m out? It’s also interesting to learn about a new form of anxiety — range anxiety:
From the list, I can tell you that I’ve got a dumbphone, and my neighbour is a flexitarian.
Wy not try making a few sentences with these words? Please share your creativity with us in your comments.
It’s a hump day. Let’s have some tray cake, burrata and appletini. Make sure you’re not too schlumpy.
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- Congratulations, Neckbeards: Oxford Adds ‘Friend Zone’ to the Dictionary (betabeat.com)
- FOSS, Social Sharing, and Tweetable are Some of the New Words Added to Oxford Dictionaries Online (infodocket.com)
- Oxford Dictionaries adds tweetable, dumbphone and FOSS to its latest editions (thenextweb.com)