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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1. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
That is a cool
Galaxy Note= Phablet.
Phaplet word is on the Samsung Nexus Keyboard
2. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I must disagree
To make a proper haiku
Use fewer lines, words
6. Shatter (Posts: 1747; Member since: 29 May 2013)
Slang for jean (j) shorts (orts) I believe.
7. AfterShock (Posts: 889; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Really, lol thanks.
I'm embarrassed I asked too.
15. PAPINYC (Posts: 1953; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Invented and used by people with iPhones.
10. quesoesgrande (Posts: 208; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)
The English language just got dumber.
12. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1793; 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.
11. johnbftl (Posts: 160; 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.
14. SonyPS4 (Posts: 195; Member since: 21 May 2013)
I thought "Emoji" is japanese word for "emoticon"
16. Seerosu (Posts: 3; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
Well, a little more of laziness aboard... well, this just got "canon" this time!
17. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 1871; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
So smartphones are creating dictionary words. Ummm weird???
19. quesoesgrande (Posts: 208; 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.