The Register is sad to report the rise of Web2.0rhea this morning, after the Oxford Dictionary added words such as tech-savvy, listicle and hyperconnected to its latest online addition.
Clickbait, smartwatch, live-tweet and second screen also wheedled their way into the world's most famous lexicon.
Oxford's editors explained that "changes in our media consumption habits" with, for example, video-streaming from the likes of Netflix, had led to some of the new entries in the dictionary, such as binge-watch. We've all been there, right: sat in our pants and zipping through an entire series of Orange is The New Black without even getting up to pee?
And, apparently, "technology more broadly continues to have a strong influence on the English language", which leads us neatly to Deep Web, dox and geocache.
Essex types, like, seem to have, like, larged it up with the latest, like, additions to our mother tongue with new entries, er, like amazeballs, adorbs, neckbeard, mansplain and bro hug.
And yoof abbreviations such as FML ("fuck my life") and YOLO ("you only live once") used across social media have also been added to the wordbook.
We may now have side boob, but Vulture Central sincerely hopes the next update to OxfordDictionaries.com refuses to acknowledge the phrase hot dog legs. Otherwise, we're all doomed. ®
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