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Oxford Dictionaries Add YOLO, Hot Mess, Adorbs and Other Regrettable Words

If someone in the future were to use the Oxford Dictionaries as a reference point for English-speaking culture in the year 2014, they’ll now be able to see what a strange, confusing time it was. The word database—which as Time notes, is different than the more official Oxford English Dictionary—added a series of new words and definitions, showcasing the rapidly (d)evolving nature of the English language in the Internet era, including: cray, adorbs, listicle, YOLO and neckbeard. The entire list, which you can view here, reads as if Tom Haverford and Jean-Ralphio were (wisely) personally consulted …

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