Sunday, August 21, 2011
"Internet slang" added to Oxford dictionary
Internet slang added to Oxford dictionary. 'NSFW,' 'Twittersphere,' other Internet slang added to Oxford Dictionaries. The Oxford Dictionaries Online has officially declared “NSFW,” “newb” and “Twittersphere,” among other Internet slang terms, real words. The dictionary, which is considered one of the preeminent authorities on the English language, is actively taking steps to incorporate the language used online into the approved lexicon.
The words were added because “the world of computers and social networking continues to be a major influence on the English language,” says the Oxford website in an announcement of the May updates. Earlier this year, Oxford admitted “bloggable,” “cyberbullying,” and “LOL” into its list of acceptable terms.
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