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:
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!