Ben Patton Staff Writer
The Oxford English Dictionary gets updated four times a year; every March, June, September and December according to the dictionary’s official website, and it looks like the Twitter-verse has influenced the next round of updates with words like ‘tweet’, ‘follow’ and ‘follower’ being added to reflect their online meanings.
According to the website, these introductions to the dictionary has them breaking their own rules for the process. Oxford English Dictionary chief editor John Simpson said: ”This breaks at least one OED rule, namely that a new word needs to be current for 10 years before consideration for inclusion. But it seems to be catching on,” according to Digital Spy.
Here are some words that were added a year ago for the June 2012 Edition; ‘dance-off’, ‘supertwisted’, ‘irishy’ and ‘bling’. With social media playing such a huge part in the English language I wonder what words will find their way into the publication in the future? What would you include in the next round of entries?
Popwrapped: (pop-rapped) n.
- Best source on the web for favorite fandoms, pop culture tidbits, technology and video games.
- Coolest place to work.
- Pop culture force in reporting and journalism.
Yeah, I can handle that.