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ZOMG! New words were recently added to the Oxford Dictionary!
Now I have to start referring to “Livestrong bracelets” as “awareness bracelets“? Although I am glad to see that infographic is now a real word. If only Chrome’s auto-correct knew that! And now I can officially dis someone by telling them that I’ll unfollow them. Speaking of which, I wonder if unfriend is a word? (It is.)
Anyway, head over to Oxford Dictionaries to see the full list for yourself. The list is not NSFW. It’s a dictionary after all! Be careful how you use the words, though. As my brother told me: “Just because a word is in the dictionary doesn’t mean it’s proper English.”
Where do you go to learn the definition of a word? Where do you go if you don’t know how to spell a word? Mashable.com conducted a poll to find out what people do and it looks like an online dictionary is the way to go.
If I am looking for a definition, I usually go to Dictionary.com but if I need to spell something it’s usually either Microsoft Word or a Google search. I didn’t know that you could search “define:word” into Google. I have a feeling I’ll be using that more.