That's It, I'm Developing My Own Language: Oxford Adds 'Twerk', 'Srsly', 'Squee', 'Digital Detox', 'Selfie' To Dictionary

August 28, 2013


As a sign that God is clearly ready to abandon us to focus his efforts on another inhabited planet (I'm assuming he was smart enough to not put all his eggs in one basket), the Oxford Online Dictionary has announced its latest 65 additions to this embarrassment we call the English language. Come on, why couldn't you have just added 'bangarang' and called it a day?

It's important to note ODO is not the same as the Oxford English Dictionary, though they are part of the same family. Oxford's online reference is more adaptable, a little faster and a little looser with the words that they include. After all, their mandate is to focus on current English and modern meanings.

That's it, from now on I'm no longer speaking English. I'm going to pick up one of the romance languages. No -- the MOST romantic language. "French?" Jesus, no -- body language. See this pelvic thrust I'm doing right now -- what's that say to you? "You're a creep." Yes! But in a really sexy voice, right?

Hit the jump for a much longer shot of 40-something of the new words.


Thanks to Pyrblaze, keycrusher and Alice, who made up their own language but refused to teach it to me because they don't want me learning all their secrets. Come on, I've never been in secret club!

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