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Oxford Dictionary Online adds the word "phablet", along with "selfie", "emoji", and "tl;dr"

0. phoneArena 27 Aug 2013, 18:30 posted on

The Oxford Dictionary is often considered to be the standard bearer for the English language. A word just isn't a word until it makes it into the Oxford dictionary. Well, Oxford Dictionary Online has announced a number of new entries into the dictionary, and a handful of them are ones that you are likely to see in our articles or comment threads quite often, including "phablet"...

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posted on 27 Aug 2013, 18:41 2

1. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Great™

That is a cool

Galaxy Note= Phablet.

Even I
Phaplet word is on the Samsung Nexus Keyboard
®

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 18:55 2

2. roldefol (Posts: 3183; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I must disagree
To make a proper haiku
Use fewer lines, words

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 19:34 1

3. Planterz (Posts: 1111; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


WTF is a jort?

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 19:51

4. AfterShock (Posts: 2990; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Yes, Wtf is that?

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 19:58

5. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I don't no! Yea what is that?

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 20:06 2

6. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Slang for jean (j) shorts (orts) I believe.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 20:19

7. AfterShock (Posts: 2990; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Really, lol thanks.
I'm embarrassed I asked too.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 20:42

8. Planterz (Posts: 1111; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Oh, I was expecting a techie definition.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 20:48

9. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Cool™

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 23:38 1

15. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Invented and used by people with iPhones.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 21:06 1

10. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Tl;dr

The English language just got dumber.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 21:51 4

12. g2a5b0e (Posts: 2729; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I completely agree. "Tl;dr"? Seriously?

In related news, Google added the incorrect way that people use the word "literally" to their dictionary recently. For example: "He was "literally" as tall as a house."

No, no he wasn't. Not even close.

Yeah, let's go ahead & make it okay for people use words incorrectly by letting them know that if they do it enough, it will be eventually be correct. What a crock of sh*t.

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 17:33

20. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Blame Reddit!

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 21:16 1

11. johnbftl (Posts: 224; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)


This article made me laugh and cry at the same time. Thank you Michael for your quip about the rise of illiteracy and/or laziness in this world. It was hysterical. It is so sad to think Oxford had added this manure to its dictionary.

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 22:54

13. Sesameopen (Posts: 106; Member since: 02 Aug 2013)


tl;dr

posted on 27 Aug 2013, 23:16

14. SonyPS4 (Posts: 262; Member since: 21 May 2013)


I thought "Emoji" is japanese word for "emoticon"

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 13:16

18. laheelahee (Posts: 213; Member since: 09 Apr 2012)


me too

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 02:30

16. Seerosu (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Well, a little more of laziness aboard... well, this just got "canon" this time!

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 03:00 1

17. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


So smartphones are creating dictionary words. Ummm weird???

posted on 28 Aug 2013, 17:31 1

19. quesoesgrande (Posts: 217; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Not really when you think about it. Smart phones play a part in our everyday lives. They are constantly around and we constantly depend on them. They make us lazy, and we talk how we text. I work at a school, and I don't know how often I've heard students use "lol" or similar "words" in normal conversation.

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