This just in, the Oxford English dictionary has added some new words:
- tweeps, pl. n.: a person’s followers on the social networking site Twitter
- lolz, pl. n.: an expression of fun, laughter, or amusement; used especially online.
- Hackathon, pl. n.: an event, typically lasting several days, in which a large number of people meet to engage in collaborative computer programming.
Other popular online terms, such as “photobombing”, “UI” (user interface), the abbreviated “ridic” (from “ridiculous”), and the onomatopoeic “mwhahaha” (describing a maniacal laugh) have also been added to the database.
I’m not saying we shouldn’t get have people using new and interesting language but that’s totes cray cray.