Once again the Oxford Dictionary opens the way for recognition of its slang Internet as real words. This week in the list have been added three new words, 'retweet', 'sexting' and 'woot'!
These three words first appeared in the Oxford Dictionary Online in February. This is, however, the first time we will see them in paper form as they will be included in the forthcoming version of the Concise Oxford Dictionary,
which was first published 100 years ago.
In fact, with the Oxford University Press Blog, the 12 version of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary will contain a total of 400 new words such as cyberbullying, domestic goddess, gastric band, slow food and textspeak. With these additions, the dictionary will count more than 240.000 words.
This is not the first time we see this happening. In particular, these three words follow the inclusion in Oxford Dictionary of a series of other internet words such as OMG, LOL, NSFW, Twittersphere, infographic, unfollow and newb ...