The word "retweet" is now added to Oxford Dictionary

Posted by David Khoirul

retweet sexting are now words in Concise Oxford DictionaryIt reminds me of my first English-English dictionary, Oxford Pocket Dictionary, which I got as a prize for winning an English debate at the University of Ronggolawe, Tuban, in December 2005. In that Oxford edition, you will not find the word retweet. Now the Concise Oxford English Dictionary has added 400 words to its dictionary, including woot, cyberbullying, sexting and retweet.

Published as the 12th edition, the dictionary realizes that modern technology and social media have greatly impacted the English language. My favorite addition is retweet, the act of resharing a message on Twitter, even though sexting and woot are also added.

On its centennial birthday, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary — now has more than 240,000 words. Jeggings, mankini (a term popularized by Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat movie) and domestic goddess are among the other additions to the Oxford English Dictionary. The Oxford English Dictionary Online added LOL, OMG, and <3 to its list of official English words earlier this year.

via Mashable


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