Announced in a blog post, the Concise Oxford English Dictionary has added 400 new words to its dictionary, including "retweet," "woot," and "cyberbullying." The 12th edition of the dictionary, adding these words and more, just shows how much social media and technology has impacted and changed the English language over the past decade.
Retweet for those of you who don't know is the act of re-sharing messages on Twitter. Woot is, well how we'd define it, as excitement. Cyberbullying is the act of bullying someone online.
Sadly, the new edition has no room for tremendous words like brabble ‘paltry noisy quarrel’ and growlery ‘place to growl in, private room, den’ – what we might call a man cave these days. But the preoccupations of today’s Generation Y have opened the door to some equally colourful vocabulary – how about momo, noob, nurdle, and woot?