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‘Butthurt,’ ‘Swatting,’ ‘Manspreading’ Added To Oxford Dictionary

About 1,000 new words have been added by Oxford Dictionaries, the more casual side of the venerable Oxford English Dictionary.


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‘Vape’ Is Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year

“Vape” is the Oxford Dictionaries 2014 international word of the year.


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‘Vape’, ‘Binge-Watch’ Added To Oxford Dictionaries

Don’t know what “vaping” is? How about “listicle”?


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‘Selfie’ Is Oxford’s 2013 Word of the Year

Usage of the word ‘selfie’ has risen by 17,000 percent in the past 12 months.