Web Slang-isms Given Dictionary Status
Now you can tell your friends about your ridic weekend with your tweeps when you were photobombing young couples on a date night (lolz!) without sounding like a total douche.
How can this be? you ask.
The Oxford Dictionaries Online officially recognized a bunch of words used primarily in the web-realm. They’ve been around for a while, so you probably know a lot of them. But now even the dictionary says they’re legit.
Here are a few that made the cut:
- ridic – this is ridiculous. No, really, it’s ridiculous.
- mwahahaha – the official sound of evil
- douche – we all know one
- date night – we’ve all had one
- dirty martini – we all want one
- group hug – not unless there’s some sort of hygienic guarantee
- inbox – as a verb, no less. I’m still waiting for “facebooked” to be recognized.
- Wikipedian – apparently not a mythical creature
- micro pig – the new pocket pet, perhaps
- soul patch – this is new to me. It’s a small tuft of facial hair directly below a man’s lower lip.
- hat tip – giving credit where credit’s due
- tweeps – your social following
- lolz – maybe the “z” adds something more?
- photobombing – ruining someone else’s photo
- vajazzling – (don’t ask)
Which words would you add?