Lolz: Oxford Dictionary Online Adds ‘Ridic’ And ‘Mwahahaha’

August 23rd, 2012

Oxford Dictionaries Online added some, uh, interesting words in its latest update. Here are some of the new additions:

lolz, fun, laughter, or amusement

ridic, ridiculous

mwahahaha, used to represent laughter, especially manic or cackling laughter such as that uttered by a villainous character in a cartoon or comic strip

photobomb, spoil a photograph of (a person or thing) by suddenly appearing in the camera’s field of view as the picture is taken, typically as a prank or practical joke

tweeps, a person’s followers on the social networking site Twitter

douche, an obnoxious or contemptible person, typically a man

micropig, a pig of a very small, docile, hairless variety, sometimes kept as a pet

Wikipedian, a person who contributes to the collaboratively written online encyclopedia Wikipedia, especially on a regular basis

soul patch, a small tuft of facial hair directly below a man’s lower lip. (I have to share the dictionary’s example sentence for this one: the 23-year-old has an earring in his left lobe, a soul patch, and a cool demeanour.)

vajazzle, adorn the pubic area of (a woman) with crystals, glitter, or other decoration

Though it’s not as exciting as “vajazzle” (but then again, what is?), web nerds will be glad to see that “UX” and “hackathon” made the cut.

Predicting a spirited comment debate, the OxfordWords team says there’s no going back: “Before you post, we just want to manage your expectations: here at Oxford Dictionaries we use language research to describe, rather than prescribe, language usage, so we can’t let you vote any of these words off the island!”

Well, that’s that. now can somebody get me a micropig?

Lolz: Oxford Dictionary Online Adds ‘Ridic’ And ‘Mwahahaha’

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