1. A newly coined word or expression.
2. The coining or use of new words.

Have you heard?

The Oxford English Dictionary has allowed the following “initialisms” between its hallowed covers: BFF, FYI, LOL, OMG, and TMI.  That is a new term to me, BTW: Initialism. Interestingly distinct from its cousin the acronym, which, according to the OED itself, is an initialism which is pronounced as a word rather than letter-by-letter as in POTUS. Initialisms are spoken as letters.  What, I ask, is this world coming to?

It is crazy, IMHO.  <—also added

For more information and a few giggles… see the list of words here.  Note the following:

Couch surfer
Muffin top
Royal Free disease

Things that make you go hmmmmm.

My N Read: Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (a recent discovery that blew me away!)

My N Listen:  No Line on the Horizon by U2 (been waiting over a year to use the tix I have, but then Bono hurt his back and they had to cancel the 2010 tour.  I’ll be see them this May!)

*AWESOME* Time Lapse of this concert and the spaceship stage:  Turn it UP!

About the Author Corinne

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  1. Meh, I find it amusing those words were added. Hundreds of years from now humanity will be reading through the dictionary and stumble upon LOL and wonder what was wrong with us!

  2. Gotta LOVE the OED for taking the lead in acknowledging the changes to the English language, which is why it’s being spoken by more and more people. It’s a living, growing language!

  3. Thanks for the post. I think it is funny what all they will do to keep up with the changes, but to look at it in a positive way, they are making new books and getting them out there on the shelves. So that is a good thing.

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