“Retweet” is now a word in the Oxford English Dictionary

Announced in a blog post, theб═Concise Oxford English Dictionary has added 400 new words to its dictionary, including “retweet,” “woot,” and “cyberbullying.” б═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.б═

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. б═

Sadly, the new edition has no room for tremendous words likeб═brabbleб═Б─≤paltry noisy quarrelБ─≥ andб═growleryб═Б─≤place to growl in, private room, denБ─≥ Б─⌠ what we might call a man cave these days. But the preoccupations of todayБ─≥s Generation Yб═ have opened the door to some equally colourful vocabulary Б─⌠ how aboutб═momo, noob, nurdle,б═andб═woot?

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