Lovers of made-up words, rejoice! (Our lingo is totes legit.)
Yes, it's true. The Oxford English Dictionary has recently added five hundred new words. If you are one of those people who recoils at the ridiculousness of "selfie," then perhaps shield your eyes from these:
FOMO (noun) - Acronym for 'Fear Of Missing Out.'
Meh (interjection) - Expression of indifference or a lack of enthusiasm (originally coined by The Simpsons.)
Fo' shizzle - (adjective): Term originated in the language of rap and hip-hop meaning 'for sure.'
Twitterati (noun) - Users of the social networking service Twitter, typically referring to the group of prolific contributors or those who have high numbers of followers.
(My other favorites? Sh*tshow, Masshole & Hot Mess.)
One word that proves rather practical is FLOTUS (First Lady Of The United States.) As we know, POTUS was already in the dictionary, but the OED has finally included an acronym for the First Lady as well as the President.
Editing changes have also been made, as the word Twerking has been revised from its original spelling and definition. The dictionary now describes twerking as dancing "in a sexually provocative manner, using thrusting movements of the bottom and hips while in a low, squatting stance." It was previously listed it as "Twirking," a word to describe a twisting, jerking movement or twitch, which to me sounds similar to the Elaine dance from Seinfeld.
Fun words, right? I like to imagine that most everyone enjoys these changes in language, or at the very least, can find some amusement in it.
But hey, if you're not into it then, ya know...whatever. Meh.