‘Twerk’ and ‘Selfie’ Among New Oxford Dictionary Words

LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — The Oxford Dictionary adds new words to its online database once per quarter, and the most recent crop brings just one term to mind. Seriously? Or should we say Srsly?

Just days after Miley Cyrus’s already infamous performance at the MTV VMAs, “twerk” is on the list, as are “selfie,” emoji, cakepop and buzzworthy.

To use a term from the August 2011 Oxford update — this calls for a facepalm.

To see the full list of newly added words, click here.

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