When you thought that all the buzz and noise that the African instrument emanates is all limited during the World Cup, well, the vuvuzela has taken also language by storm.

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?

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