Tbh, isn’t it time ‘sexting’ and ‘bloggable’ were added to the OED?
From PC Mag.com 26/02/11:
Bloggable neologisms like "tbh" and "sexting" have apparently cyberbullied their way into an Oxford dictionary.
The Oxford Dictionary Online - the modern language counterpart to the traditional Oxford English Dictionary - has added Web 2.0 jargon such as "bloggable," "cyberbullying," "sexting," "tbh" ("to be honest"),"clickjacking," "scareware," "trackpad," and "fnarr fnarr" to its collection.
But wait- fnarr fnarr? We had to look this one up. According to its OD entry, fnarr fnarr (pronounced fna fna) is British texting slang for sniggering, usually at a sexual innuendo.
Don’t worry, PC Mag - I hadn’t heard of this one either, and I’m British. (I think).
Oxford provides the example: "That's some package! (Said the bishop to the actress, fnarr fnarr)." In America, we'd probably say something like, "That's some package! (That's what she said, LOL)."
Hehe… now ya talkin’ – that’s my kind of humour!
Spokeswoman Gabby Fletcher told the The Telegraph, "The rapid development of technology creates multiple new products, services, and functionalities, which all need new terms to describe them. We are also seeing the very fast circulation of new vocabulary on a global basis, with the expansion of social media."
Updated quarterly, the Oxford Dictionary Online features a growing number of tech terms. In August it added "tweetup" (a meeting arranged through Twitter), microblogging (posting short blog entries), and paywall (requiring payment to access online content).
But more to the point, when will “blawg”, “blawggable” and “blawgosphere” be added, I wonder?