Feeds

Totes AMAZEBALLS! Side boob, binge-watch and clickbait added to Oxford Dictionary

And tech-savvy too. *Vulture does sick in mouth*

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

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. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s
The iKing thinks telly is far too fiddly and ugly – basically, iTunes
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
Forget silly privacy worries - help biometrics firms make MILLIONS
Beancounter reckons dabs-scanning tech is the next big moneypit
Microsoft's Office Delve wants work to be more like being on Facebook
Office Graph, social features for Office 365 going public
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.