Oxford adds new words to online dictionary

12 thoughts on “Oxford adds new words to online dictionary”

    1. Seems to me “denim shorts” works just as well. Back in my day we wore “cut-offs.” I’m not a fan of ugly, silly coined words like “jorts” or “jeggings.”

  1. I have enough trouble trying to properly use the language as it is without them adding new gibberish to it all the time, especially considering so many of the new ones originate with people who couldn’t care less about its proper use.

    On the bright side, the new updates do generate some fairly interesting TV moments:


  2. I’ve seen many such funky fads added over the years, but nobody ever seems to compile a list of words that are dropped. Once added, are they then immortal? Hope not. I predict that in a few years most will have as much life as last year’s oak leaves. Except “food baby”. Given the staying power of the fast food industry, that one likely has legs. OMG 🙄

    1. In theory, I suppose an online dictionary could expand indefinitely. With print, there are cost and space considerations, so print editors are probably more selective to begin with and quicker to drop obsolete words. But does anyone even use print dictionaries anymore?

... and that's my two cents