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#New Words

From TheJournal.ie Collins Dictionary recognises 'non-binary' and names 'climate strike' as Word of the Year New Words

Collins Dictionary recognises 'non-binary' and names 'climate strike' as Word of the Year

Pop star Smith came out as non-binary this year, sparking a debate over gender and sexuality.

From TheJournal.ie Yolo, moobs and Oompa Loompa among 1,200 words added into Oxford English Dictionary Use Your Words

Yolo, moobs and Oompa Loompa among 1,200 words added into Oxford English Dictionary

Some 1,200 new words have been included in the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary.

From TheJournal.ie 'Manspreading' and 'Grexit' have been added to the Oxford Dictionaries The Language Of Shakespeare
From TheJournal.ie So it turns out twerking has been around for 200 years... Buzzword
From TheJournal.ie You can now use 'lolz' and 'obvs' in Scrabble Totes Ridic

You can now use 'lolz' and 'obvs' in Scrabble

People are freaking out.

11 words that will definitely be added to the dictionary

These are so on fleek.

10 excellent long-lost words you should definitely start using again

Word Warriors want you to forget about ‘selfies’ and ‘bae’.

'YOLO' and 'amazeballs' have been added to the Oxford Dictionaries FML

'YOLO' and 'amazeballs' have been added to the Oxford Dictionaries

Along with ‘douchebaggery’, appropriately enough.

From TheJournal.ie How recessionary budgets have changed Ireland... Budget Inventions

How recessionary budgets have changed Ireland...

Here are some of the things that would not exist in Ireland, if not for our six austerity budgets.

From TheJournal.ie New words: the official* glossary of 2011 New Words

New words: the official* glossary of 2011

*Not really. But these are the words that we never used (or understood the meaning of) before 2011.

OMG, I ♥ the OED!

The Oxford English Dictionary has included the ‘heart’ symbol amongst its 45,437 new entries.