‘Twerking’, ‘selfie’ and ‘contrary’ added to Oxford online dictionary
When Cyrus made his first appearance at the MTV Awards this weekend, many people would have loved to click on a “not like” option on Facebook, which is another word added to the bible word.
The word commonly used to take a photo of yourself, “selfie”, was also added to the dictionary, which caused slight controversy when it added to the meaning of “literally” as many people have used it. incorrectly anyway – it now not only means “in a literal way or sense”, but can be used for effect when not literal at all.
Other novelties are geek chic and phablet, for a device somewhere between a phone and a tablet,
For those unfamiliar with twerk, the dictionary says it is a verb, meaning “to dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving hip movements and a low, squatting position.”
Here’s how to do it if you have to.
Katherine Connor Martin of Oxford Dictionaries said the word has been around for two decades in hip-hop culture and has spread verbally.
“Last year it had generated enough currency to be added to our new list of words to watch, and this spring we had enough evidence of frequency of use across a wide range of sources to consider. add to our dictionaries of current English,” she said. noted.
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