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August 25, 2011

‘Retweet’ and ‘woot’ make Oxford dictionary debut

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by the BBC

The Concise Oxford Dictionary studies new words as they spread into common usage. Woot! Technology-inspired words are among the 400 added to the newest Concise Oxford English Dictionary. They include retweet – to pass on a message on Twitter, and textspeak – a language that typically young people use to talk lyk dis. Other words such as cyberbullying and sexting also make their debut. “These additions are just carrying on the tradition of a dictionary that has always sought to be progressive,” said OED editor Angus Stevenson.

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