Oxford Online Dictionary Added Some New Words To Reflect New Language Trend Worldwide

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has
added the word ‘twerk’ and some other
words to its online dictionary to reflect new
language trends worldwide.

Oxford Dictionary

According to OxfordDictionaries.com
latest update, some of the words includes
carnap, FLOTUS, presidentiable, Batchmate,
crowdfunding, Internaut, webisode and
photobomb.

Others are dartboard, tan line, young gun,
South Korean, North Korean, Special
Olympics, and self-immolate.

The OED Editor, Danica Salazar, who made
the announcement, said that the word
twerk, a dance popularised by music stars
and Internet memes, actually dated back
about 200 years as a combination of twist
and jerk first spelled as “twirk.”

He said that the acronym FLOTUS (First Lady
of the U.S.) and Philippine word carnap,
meaning to “kidnap,” or steal was also
updated in the dictionary.

Salazar said several other new entries are
from South Asia and South-east Asia, where
several hundred million people use.

Katherine Martin, the OED’s Head of U.S., in
her submission, noted that some of the
latest words were popularised via the
internet.


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