Thursday, November 10, 2011

Woot! OED Adds New Tech Words

Just a few months ago, the venerable Oxford English Dictionary (OED, to you logophiles) added a number of new entries to its lexicon. You may be familiar with some of them:

Retweet: verb: (on a social networking service, such as Twitter) to repost or forward (a message posted by another user)

Sexting: noun: the sending of sexually explicit photographs or messages via mobile phone

Cyberbullying: noun: the use of electronic communication to bully a person, typically sending messages of an intimidating or threatening nature

Woot: exclamation: (especially in electronic communication) used to express elation, enthusiasm or triumph

Textspeak: noun: language regarded as characteristic of text messages, consisting of abbreviations, acronyms, initials, emoticons, etc.

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Anonymous Sridhar Chandrasekaran said...

Very interesting. we both share same interest. I too love acronyms and mnemonics. I recently coined CRAFT mnemonic to build employee morale. Change, Reward, Achievements, Friends, Thoughts.

Friday, November 11, 2011 7:38:00 AM  

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