Vuvuzela is most recently been added on the Oxford Dictionary for English, one of the 2,000 new words beefing up the third edition of the dictionary with words mostly coming from the internet world.
Here are other words that made up the list that could basically be divided into three – words that were used due to the economic downturn, the rise of social media and web and of course, from the entertainment industry:
Overleveraged: having taken on too much debt
Quantitative easing: the introduction of new money in to the money supply by the central bank
Staycation: a holiday spent in one’s home country
Bargainous: costing less than usual
Words from the web world:
Defriend: removing someone from a list of friends or contacts on a social networking site
Tweetup: a meeting organized via posts on Twitter
Bromance: a close but non-sexual relationship between two men
Buzzkill: a person or thing that has a depressing or dispiriting effect
Cheeseball: lacking taste, style or originality
Chillax: calm down and relax
Frenemy: a person with whom one is friendly despite a fundamental dislike or rivalry
Interweb: the internet
Of course the last one that made many people go o-la-la…
Wardrobe malfunction: an instance of a person accidentally exposing an intimate part of their body as result of an article of clothing slipping out of position.
Any thoughts about these new words that we will soon see on our dictionaries? Among these words, which one would you give a thumbs up?