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.
Image from Oxford Words Blog
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:
[mass noun] informal
worry on the part of a person driving an electric car that the battery will run out of power before the destination or a suitable charging point is reached:range anxiety is often cited as the most important reason why many are reluctant to buy electric cars
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 the comments.
It’s a hump day. Let’s have some tray cake, burrata and appletini. Make sure you’re not too schlumpy.