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by Will Wlizlo


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It’s a special day and it comes but once a year. For word-nerds, it beats the heck out of birthdays. It is the day, of course, when the Oxford Press unveils the latest additions to its American dictionary. The announcement reminds us of the phrases, idioms, acronyms, and words we take for granted. Like a mirror held up to society, the entries also reflect our current cultural values and preoccupations. The title of Oxford’s blog post announcing the new additions put it best: “My BFF just told me ‘TTYL’ is in the dictionary. LMAO.” 

Here’s a sampling of personal favorites:  

(Thanks, The Book Bench.) 

Source: OUPblog 

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