Oxford Dictionaries Online Add Words Twerk, Babymoon and Selfie to its Lexicon

Posted on August 31, 2013

The Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO) has added quite a few new words to its database. Some of the new words include babymoon, buzzworthy, digital detox, guac, omnishambles, phablet, selfie, squee and twerk. Miley Cyrus brought twerking into the mainstream last week with her raunchy performance that the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards. It's sort of the opposite of another new term, dad dancing.

The Oxford Dictionaries explained the usage of some of the new words in a blog post: "If you are someone who always leaves prepping for a party to the last minute, you'll be relieved to know that you can now click and collect, so you can avoid a mad trolley dash to grab some cake pops or blondies before your guests arrive. And don�t forget some pear cider to wash down all those tasty treats.

"Even if your party turns into an omnishambles, full of people in double denim doing dad dancing, try not to worry. You'll soon feel better after a bit of me time: a few minutes in the child's pose, a chilled michelada, and a Nordic noir will have you feeling as right as rain."

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