The Oxford Dictionaries Online added 43 words in 2013, all of which appear in this blog post. PHOTO: Victor Korniyenko, CC License
Apols if this post gets a little dappy or even downright derpy, but it’s not easy working in all 43 words that the Oxford Dictionaries Online added in 2013. Read this now as a MOOC, and you’ll be ready for A/W (TL/DR is no excuse!). No need for FOMO, the OOD’s new words are srsly the buzzworthy item to be reading on your phablet (or work computer if you didn’t BYOD), so grats for just being here [smiley emoji].
These words are best absorbed during some me time, so kick off the flatforms, and put on some jorts (it says here there is no shame in double denim). Learning is best done when a little hungry, so feel free to get your blood sugar up with a cake pop and some pear cider, but if you gorge yourself on street food, blondies and guac, you will end up with a food baby. No selfies until you deal with those omnishambles.
These words may seem unlike cool, and nothing to make anyone squee, but they aren’t just for the hackerspace. The new vocab will impress your girl crush and spice up your LDR. Your geek chic pixie cut will only take you so far, and changing it to a fauxhawk with balayage won’t matter. You have to stay up on the new lingo, even if it alienates your FIL (which won’t matter once you’re on your space tourism babymoon).
There, that wasn’t so bad, right? Now go spend some bitcoin on a new pair of chandelier earrings, click and collect those suckers, take a digital detox and twerk all night.