Retweet, woot, sexting – new entries in Oxford English Dictionary

dictionary The internet and social networking is redefining how communicate. New words are created everyday and are being popularized by online communications.

To continue the expansion of the vast collection of words and phrases, on it’s 100th anniversary, the Oxford English Dictionary, has added some more technical words to embrace the social-networking crowd. The new 400 words including cyberbullying, sexting, retweet, textspeak and woot have been added in the 12th edition of Oxford English Dictionary

In a statement, the OED has described itself as a word curator and claimed to be progressive and up to date with the current trends of communication.

Earlier this year, OED had added the common shortcuts like LOL and OMG. A new verb to search in internet ‘to google’ made into the dictionary in 2006.

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