New Words Added to the "Oxford English Dictionary"

posted by Todd Robbins - 

The "Oxford English Dictionary" was founded over 130 years ago. And now we've mangled the English language to the point where it's being forced to add stuff like THIS . . .

The editors just announced a new batch of words they're adding to the dictionary this year. And here are some of the most notable ones . . .

1. hangry . . . a state of anger caused by a lack of food.

2. mansplain . . . explaining something needlessly, overbearingly, or condescendingly, typically when addressing a woman, in a manner thought to reveal a patronizing or chauvinistic attitude.

3. swag . . . bold self-assurance in style or manner, an air of great self-confidence or superiority.

4. me time . . . time devoted to doing what one wants, typically on one's own, as opposed to working or doing things for others.

5. snowflake . . . a person characterized as overly sensitive or easily offended, or as feeling entitled to special treatment or consideration.

6. Aunt Flo . . . informal, used to refer to a woman's menstrual period. 

(The Independent)


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