LOLcat And Man Crush Among New Words Added To The Oxford English Dictionary


(PCM) There were quite a few new words accepted into The Oxford English Dictionary in 2014. In fact they have even begun to include some common internet abbreviations, that technically speaking aren’t even real words. The 2014 list included words such as “al desko” a play on the word “al fresco” and used to reference being forced to eat lunch while stuck at your work desk. Also, making the cut was “Five-second Rule” which refers to having five seconds to pick up a piece of food that has fallen on the floor and eat it before it is considered contaminated. Below find a list of some of the most interesting 2014 Oxford English Dictionary word/phrase additions according to CNN Money: LOLcat: In case you hadn’t heard, it refers to pictures of cats you find all over the Internet accompanied with funny captions, typically with misspellings and incorrect grammar. Five-second rule: It makes people feel better for eating food that’s fallen on the floor. This rule says it will still be uncontaminated if it’s only been five seconds. Mahoosive: Exceptionally big. Keyboard warrior: Someone who aggressively posts on Facebook or other social media sites. Digital footprint: The information about you that can be found online. Duck face: An exaggerated pouting expression, often made for a selfie. Man crush: The non-sexual admiration one man has for another. Food diary: A way to keep track of the calories you’ve taken in. Some text abbreviations also made the cut which include: Jel, for jealous; xlnt, because excellent is way too long; and IDC, meaning I don’t care.