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Chat Speak Rules the Oxford Dictionary

Written on September 22, 2010 by R. Depp

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Flip through the new copy of Oxford American Dictionary and read some of the common Internet-inspired words. WTF.

Do you experience mixing up your online jargon with written word? #yes?

Good thing is that the has added several words which was created out of the Internet lingo.

Try to browse the pages of the new edition of the and don’t be surprised to see words such as:

• BFF: Best friend forever
• Defriend: Stop being someone’s friend, a la Facebook
• Hashtag: Using the pound sign (#) to create a keyword, a la Twitter
• Interweb: A funny term for the internet
• LMAO: Laughing my ass off
• TTYL: Talk to you later

This a new thing for the New Oxford American Dictionary. Though the dictionary has been adding web slangs in the past, it is not as aggressive as this. Plus, the book is also going digital with its Oxford English Dictionary, Volume 3.

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